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Marvelous Model UN

14 October 2019

Our sixth formers put themselves in the shoes of our world leaders, as around 20 took part in the Foundation Model United Nations competition.

Ms Zainah James, Head of Social Sciences at Westminster City School, explains: “Model United Nations events let you assume the role of national ambassadors or representatives that debate and seek to solve global issues. So, by taking part in this competition, our Year 12 and 13 students had to develop resolutions, then lobby and debate in favour of their country and their resolution. Despite stiff competition from four other schools, Westminster City School performed outstandingly.”

Westminster City School students, Edrin and Abdurahmon, made it through to the debate stage - one of only five pairs to do so from all schools. At this stage of the competition, they received the majority of votes for, versus votes against, which was a huge success for them.

Ms Zainah James added: “This was an excellent experience for all our students and we would like to congratulate all on their preparation and participation in this event. Particular congratulations must also go to Vyn-Sacha and Maariya, who got a special mention for their debating skills.”

Every year, over 400,000 people from schools, universities and beyond take part in Model United Nations. By role-playing at these competitions, participants get a unique insight into how the UN works. As well as being great fun, Model United Nations involvement builds skills in research, public speaking, teamwork and negotiation, as participants try to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

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