City of Norwich School

Sixth Form students experience United Nations style conference

During guidance day this year, a number of Sixth Form students attended the UEA for a Model United Nations Conference, which saw three of them being awarded honourable mentions. 

The conference gives school and college students in Norfolk the opportunity to participate in exciting and informative debates relating to issues of global politics and development, with the rules and procedures of the United Nations being simulated.  

Students represent specific countries to debate current global issues, allowing them 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 day gave the students the chance to utilise their knowledge in areas such as Geography, History and Economics and learn how to apply this knowledge outside of the classroom, as well as enhancing their public speaking, critical thinking and negotiating skills.

Below is a summary of the day written by Robert in Year 12.

On Monday we attended the third edition of the Norwich MUN (Model United Nations). The purpose of the day was to improve our public speaking skills, while also to experience the same style of debate and voting as that of the United Nations.

Tiegan, Aidan and Anne who represented China, Syria and Brazil were all awarded special mentions for the outstanding skills they showed throughout the day. The most challenging aspect of the day for most was the need to represent the views of the Country the delegates were for, not particularly easy for those who don’t have the same views. But overall, it was a fun and engaging day that I would recommend to anyone next year.