In total, 40 students took part in the conference, drawn from international schools on the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand and Bangkok. Together they formed Political, Human Rights and Environmental committees and a Security Council, in order to debate a range of topics relating to modern technology.
One of the most impressive candidates was a Year 7 Regents’ student, Aditya, the youngest attendee at the Conference, who got fully involved in both resolution-writing and debating with students who were five years his senior.
The Conference organiser, Maximilian in Year 12, was pleased with the high quality of the event. “The conference was a wonderful experience - especially for me as the organiser seeing all our hard work pay off. It was good to see the delegates get fully involved as they debated important global issues. As a more experienced MUN attendee, it was especially great for me to see the involvement of younger candidates – it is these students who will continue the conference and the debate into the future.”
Principal Mike Walton, commented: “Those who know about Model United Nations conferences in school will understand what a great learning opportunity they are for our young people. I am very proud of our own Year 12 students who organised this event for younger students at Regents and four other schools in Thailand. I know that the exercise created a great deal of passion and debate, as well as empathy and understanding of how different countries may view global issues. This definitely developed the Internationalism, Democracy and Leadership pillars of our Round Square IDEALS.”