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Student Delegates attend the Model United Nations Conference

As part of a voluntary student led project two secondary schools, NUSA and the Bigwood School attended a Model United Nations Conference at Nottingham Trent University.

On Monday 10 March, NTU hosted a Model United Nations Conference as part of a volunteer student led project. In the run up to the conference, the pupils involved had been taking part in school sessions learning about debating, public speaking, geography and global issues. The conference gave the pupils a chance to put what they had learnt into practice by taking part in a mock UN summit. The subject of debate was 'Should children be used in armed conflict?'

The forty pupils were split into groups on the day and represented different countries including France, Syria, Mexico and Pakistan. During the mock summit the pupils each presented a proposition paper on their countries view of the issue. They were then offered a number of resolutions which were debated on between the countries until a vote was taken, which concluded the summit.

Mr Colbourne a teacher from NUSA commented:

"The Model United Nations project was well received by NUSA's Year 9 students who had the fantastic opportunity to tour Nottingham Trent University. Students eyes were opened to the world of Higher Education and a good number of them were excited by this prospect. On the day, students particularly enjoyed debating on behalf of member countries within the United Nations. The students enjoyed this novel approach to learning."

If you would like student volunteers to deliver projects in your school, please visit the NTU community volunteering website or alternatively email the volunteering team for further information.

Student Delegates attend the Model United Nations Conference

Published on 2 April 2014
  • Category: School of Arts and Humanities; Nottingham Law School; School of Social Sciences

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