Team RAAS Represents Australia at Model United Nations Conference

A team of 6 pupils set off to Benenden School on Monday for a Model United Nations conference to debate the big issues facing us today.  They were joined by hundreds of other delegates from schools around the country and each one represented a country within the United Nations.  In the weeks leading up to the conference the RAA team had been learning about the country they were to represent: Australia, so that they could look at the issues from the Australian perspective. 

There were some lively debates within the various committees including the World Health Organisation and the Security Council.   They discussed issues like the rule of law, organ trade, youth unemployment and the Venezuelan crisis, and sought to agree resolutions.  At the end of the day there was a ‘G8’ meeting in the main hall where all the nations came back together to finalise the resolutions. 

Charles King-Tenison, a member of the RAA Australian delegation said “It was a great experience.  We learned how to work together collectively and coherently to resolve world issues.”

The Model United Nations Club is one of the co-curricular clubs available to pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School.  They are aiming to attend other MUN events to develop their debating skills further in the future. 

Headmaster, Mark Dixon said “The experience our Sixth Form students and younger pupils gain from attending MUN events is invaluable and they are learning how to debate controversial issues in a mature and sensible way.  They are really enjoying the experience of meeting people with a different view of the world and this can only help them when they go to university and into employment.”

13 December 2017

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