The name you are attributed having attended an MUN event and we most definitely embrace our new title. Last Thursday our delegates boarded a plane to Geneva to engage in a very long, mentally tiring and at times overwhelming MUN event. The event is aimed at recreating what occurs at the United Nations and involves students immersing themselves within their respective committees to debate, negotiate and form alliances on pressing global issues facing us in the 21st century.
The theme for this year’s MUN was the rights of the child: reducing inequality and ensuring a sustainable future and our delegates were an absolute pleasure to observe. The resilience, intellect and skill set displayed was formidable. The extent of the learning taking place and active engagement by all delegates was nothing short of impressive.
Our visit to the UN headquarters further enriched the trip and can also only be described as an unforgettable experience and remarkably special. We would like to congratulate Luke Pawlak and Sonia Garcarz for receiving a best delegate award and Julia Szymanksa for the most improved delegate.
But MUN does not stop there, our MUNers, Miss Konrad and I will be organising our own General Assembly here at TBS which will run over the course of a day in June which will be open to all KS3 students in order to ensure that we can replicate the exceptional learning that is inherent in MUN and further shape our global leaders.
A huge thank you to Miss Konrad for her extraordinary leadership and humour and of course to our delegates for their outstanding contribution to this year’s NAE Model UN.
Michelle O’ Looney