On Friday, 27th November 2015, 13 students in year 12 took part in the Model United Nations General Assembly in Tunbridge Wells. We had three delegates for each of our adopted countries - Indonesia, Columbia and France - debating the current issues of: Climate Change, International Trade and Migration. As well as this, there were two press members, reporting on the events of the day and producing a tabloid newspaper and a broadsheet newspaper, and two secretariat making sure everything in the debates ran smoothly.
* Tabbi, Ben and Issy represented France
* Charli, Niamh and Issy represented Indonesia
* Tom, Georgia and Seline represented Columbia
* Sisi and Emma acted as Press for the tabloid
* Martha and Rebekah were Secretariat.
Each country delegate spoke at their chosen Committee, representing their adopted country, to debate the Resolution on the table. The students acting as Press wrote articles throughout the day and made notes during debates and discussions. The Secretariat ensured that all the discussions were linked and that everything ran smoothly. From this experience we have learnt how to be independent, how to express our ideas and research current issues. Overall we gained a new level of confidence in terms of both public speaking/debating and arranging and organising a busy day.
“Surprisingly, it was rather enjoyable and exceeded expectations. I thought that it would be difficult and stressful, but I found that by challenging myself, I have learnt many new skills .”
Emma and Sisi, Year 1