On Friday 13th July the language of international politics emanated from the School chapel, as it was transformed into the United Nations General Assembly.
Organised by our Politics Department and led a team of Year 12 Ambassador, over 50 students from all three Key Stages had an opportunity represent countries including Russia, the United States of America, Iran and Portugal. The event, which saw delegates undertake independent research prior to the event, involved students debating a range of challenging topical issues.
For Year 8 delegate George, who represented Spain, participating provided a unique opportunity to “look at issues not normally covered by my current curriculum and to undertake independent research. The experience was incredibly interesting because it showed me a different side to politics and debate, as well as history. I loved participating in this event and hope to attend in the future, too.”
Also reflecting on the event Year 9 student Scarlett, who represented Ukraine; “I thoroughly enjoyed the Model United Nations event as it was an exciting and fantastic opportunity to practice my debating and public speaking skills. I also had to think on my feet and compromise during the Assembly to get my point across. I am quite interested in politics so I found the Assembly fun and intriguing and I really enjoyed expressing Ukraine’s opinions in front of other delegates. Overall the Model UN event was a fun and mind-broadening opportunity that I really enjoyed.”
The efforts of all delegates involved deserve immense credit, their knowledge and understanding helped to create an atmosphere of formality and maturity.