Central Coast Steiner School: Rotary Model United Nations Assembly

 

Central Coast Steiner School students from Year 9 and 10 prepared this term to successfully present at the Rotary Model United Nations Assembly, held at The Hub in Erina Library, on Thursday 23 May.

The aim of the day was to develop self-confidence, public speaking, and a greater awareness of the unique and vital role of the United Nations.  Students demonstrated their knowledge of the countries assigned to them, Liberia and France; the history, culture, geopolitical alignments and demographics of the nation they represented, and to act in accordance with that nation’s position and its perceived national interests. They further conveyed knowledge of the issues and of the U.N. Charter and its role as a means of fostering World Peace and reconciling various rival national interests. They were encouraged to adopt their country’s national dress.

They were involved in discussions on three key areas: ‘No first placement of weapons in outer space’, ‘Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples’ and ‘Integrating sport into youth crime prevention and criminal justice strategies’. All students spoke either in support or negating the resolutions to represent their countries interests and concerns.

The day was a huge success with our French Delegate Team winning the overall day placing 1st. They also won the highly regarded Peace Prize for their successfully delivered second resolution. They have been invited to the State Finals to be held in Canberra.

Congratulations Central Coast!

 

 

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