On Friday 24 March from 08:30 – 15:30 our Grade 7 students became delegates for a day at the Model United Nations at ICS.
Before this annual Individuals & Societies (Humanities) department event took place, students prepared for their roles as representatives from their assigned countries by researching topics, writing position papers and preparing speeches. Each G7 student was also assigned to one of five Human Rights Committees.
During periods 1 and 2, the students came together for the morning General Assembly. The 5 Human Rights Committees then met separately during Periods 3 -5 and the afternoon session brought all the G7s together again in the General Assembly from 13:30 – 15:15.
Dressing formally for the day helped students underline the importance of participating in the MUN sessions. This year the discussion and debate platform dealt with the critical issues surrounding Human Rights.
Parents were encouraged to join the students in their committee meetings between 10:45 and 13:00, and the Model UN event was also streamed online. The afternoon session of the General Assembly saw G7 delegates addressing their colleagues, with country representatives voting for, against or abstaining from the resolutions that were presented.
This year's Model United Nations once again provided our G7s with an excellent opportunity to raise their awareness and learn more about the important Human Rights issues affecting today's global community.