Towards the end of last week, 5 students from Secondary attended the MUN conference in Chengdu. Students needed to role play as country representative and debate on behalf of their country to create and amend resolutions. A fantastic experience for all with a real-world simulation that applied knowledge and understanding of all manner of subjects, some were debating the resolutions related to Climate Change while others debated laws affecting multiple countries economics. At the end we were very proud to see William win best delegate and Simon (8 Cedar) win most improved delegate in their respective committees, Ian and Jerry also got honorable mentions for their spirit and enthusiasm. Having attended several MUN conferences before with many of the delegates being their first time at the MUN. In her committee, Rachael showed a lot of patience and understanding, encouraging many of the younger delegates to have a try. Beyond the debating tables there was also the opportunity for our students to meet and talk with other international students from around the China region. Simon once again shone during the closing ceremony with an impressive freestyle dance, finishing the event with cheers. Overall this was a very special learning experience and all students are looking forward to the next MUN conference.
MUN Reflection – Jerry
From 18 April to 21 April, I started my four-day journey of MUN (Model United Nations). This is the second time for me to participate in MUN, and this time the venue is in Chengdu, a city known as the capital of leisure, instead of Shanghai. Our activity was held in Chengdu Lemeng International School. While MUN is not a competitive game in nature, it aims to discuss existing global issues and come up with workable solutions through debate. During the two-day debate, I made great progress in English expression, writing, interpersonal communication and teamwork. Although I felt regretful when I came back to Shanghai, because I didn't get the honor of the best delegates, I still enjoyed it very much in the process. The next MUN is in late June, and I am looking forward to it now. I hope I can do better in speech skills and writing format in the next MUN. Finally, I hope that students who are interested in debates and global issues can pay attention to this activity, which can not only make you happy, but also help you to improve in all aspects. It is definitely a good opportunity that should not be missed.