Model United Nations

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Model United Nations (MUN) is an nationally recognised educational activity that enables pupils to step into the shoes of world leaders.

Each week this term the participants have taken their place on the world stage to discuss some of the most pressing and challenging global issues facing the real United Nations.

For the duration of the activity sessions, each pupil becomes an Ambassador representing a country at the UN in New York.

The Ambassadors are presented with a pressing issue that needs resolving and they have to work together, following real UN protocols, to draft and agree a Resolution.

At the start of each session participants may know very little about the country they are representing or the issue to be discussed, but by the end they have developed their own knowledge as well as improved their team-working, public speaking and negotiating skills.

Along the way, participants also learn more about how the UN works, including the impact that the ‘veto’ vote has on the Security Council.

You do not need to know anything about the UN to sign up for the activity but you do have to be prepared to argue for positions that you may not personally agree with!

Jessica Mulligan
Language learning is at the very heart of our school because we strongly believe that every young person should be given the opportunity to acquire a foreign language.

Jessica Mulligan, Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Charleston House Tutor

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