Norwich Model United Nations
A group of CNS Year 12 and Year 13 students took part in the Norwich Model United Nations Conference 2018 (Norwich MUN) which was held in Norwich on 26 April 2018 and hosted by the UEA Model United Nations Society.
The conference, which was free to attend, gave school and college students in Norfolk the opportunity to participate in exciting and informative debates relating to issues of global politics and development.
The rules and procedures of the United Nations were simulated and students were split into various committees, with each delegate representing a specific country to debate current global issues with the guidance of the respective committee chairs. At the end of the debate students were expected to produce comprehensive resolutions to the issues debated.
Norwich MUN allows participants to understand the workings of the United Nations and the relationships between different countries as well as how various nations perceive global problems depending on their specific social, economic and political situation.
The conference provided students with an opportunity to utilise their knowledge in areas such as Geography, History and Economics and learn how to apply this knowledge outside of the classroom. Moreover, students gained the opportunity to enhance their public speaking, critical thinking and negotiating skills.
"It was really challenging having to think up arguments on the spot" said one of the students. "It made us think about how to argue on behalf of someone else and be mindful of not referring to our own personal views".
Another student who attended said "Politics is one of the subjects that I am studying and going to this event has increased my interest in politics even further. I really enjoyed the debating and formal debate aspects of the day"
It was a really great day and the students absolutely did us proud. Maud, Abbie and Evie won 'best delegate' awards for their committee's work and Sam won runner up. They all enjoyed the day too which is the most important thing.
Ms Perrry, History Teacher