After two days of high-level debating, involving over 100 students from 8 schools, our students received the most awards and delivered the most resolution speeches. We received lots of positive feedback from members of staff from other schools, praising our team’s behaviour throughout the weekend and their abilities in the debates.
The students – Maddy K., Hyeokwon K., Benji S., Czewon R., Runan H., Vivan H.,
Megan M., Hana C. – were a real credit to our school.
Here is what the students thought about the event:
“One of the most thrilling parts of the trip was, of course, the drastic debates in our MUN sessions. It was a brilliant experience of not only using statistics to prove your evidence, but also to help other countries solving urgent problems and reaching the final solution. Looking at the unique opinions from students in Nord Anglia Education from all over the world was definitely fascinating, and I couldn’t help thinking how the friendly faces encouraged me to express my opinions and inspired me to create more ideas. There were lots of unknown challenges, like teamwork, quick decisions and to write a short speech within an evening, but as we passed the trials, we realised that it doesn’t only improve our skills in MUN, but actually has a huge influence on our lives!”
I was lucky enough to get to go on a trip to Switzerland where I participated in a MUN and visited the UN headquarters in Geneva. It was a great experience, I learnt a lot from the trip and I made some new friends. The country we were representing was Mexico, and I was on the Security Council.
Some of the best moments of the trip were meeting new people and debating our point of view in the MUN, however there were some struggles. It was difficult to convince people to come around to our point of view and it was frustrating at times when some countries vetoed our point of view.
Overall, it was great fun and I can’t wait for the next MUN!
Madeleine K. (9AP)
The MUN was a very spectacular experience for me as I was able to tour the real UN headquarters and to debate about real life controversies.
The best moments of the trip were obviously when we talked about conflicts and made solutions through teamwork. However, ironically, that was the most challenging part of the trip as well. The courage needed to speak in front of other people is unbelievable.
That process naturally developed my communication skills and I made great friends from many schools who may become my life-long friends. Overall, it was a perfect trip and I really recommend it to others.
Czewon R. (8CS)