This educational simulation teaches students about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations by acting as delegates to represent different committees and countries; and participants of this incredible opportunity get to meet and formally debate with students from other international schools about current world issues.
'Amazing' is the word that Jirawong from Year 11 used to describe his experience at the MUN conference: "From that experience I learnt to speak publicly and logically, and I gained the ability to prepare for strong arguments quickly and consistantly while regarding the need of my country's interests. It was really fun, as well as being a comedy show (there was a German delegate who roasted the delegate of France for having such incompetent military). With creativity, the delegate of China proposed to construct a wall around Crimea (MAKE RUSSIA GREAT AGAIN!), which was ridiculous. However, you have to always possess the courage to speak out your word of defense in order to participate more."
Year 10 student Sam says that his personal experience of participating in the MUN conference was eye-opening: "I had a stereotype of these conferences and activities as serious, dull and boring. However, this was not the case as there were ridiculous and funny arguments and proposals such as; kicking the US out of the Human Rights Council or building a wall around Crimea. It was nerve-racking at first and difficult, however soon as the conference continued it was easier to speak since the atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming to new members, such as me. This event is a great opportunity in my opinion to improve debating skills, public speaking and it makes you sound really smart."