This excellent event was aimed at students in Year 12 and Pre-IB who have an interest in the UN and will soon be organising the TBS MUN, and also at the 14 delegates from KS3 who are preparing for their first MUN conference in Geneva this week.
Our guests gave us valuable insight into the history of the UN and its main functions and organs and also some case examples of UN intervention and, by briefly debating the current issues facing Venezuela, students were really able to get a feel for the complexity and importance of UN work. The final, fascinating Q&A session revealed what the everyday working life of a UN representative looks like, particularly in areas affected by war such as Kosovo or Bosnia, and allowed students to understand how some of the skills gained at school and university, such as communication, writing or research can become useful in any job in the future.
We are immensely thankful to our guest speakers, Mr and Mrs Cooper, for sharing their invaluable experience and for motivating our students to help make the world a better place.
Humanities teacher, pre-IB form tutor/Careers and work experience co-ordinator