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Model United Nations Day - Student Reflection

Student Reflection

The Year 11 Politics class, along with some Year 10 Civics students recently attended a Model United Nations (UN) simulation day on the topic of Indigenous peoples conducted at Ruyton Girls College in conjunction with Trinity Grammar. Prior to the day we needed to research our allocated countries (Canada, Mongolia, Morocco and Myanmar), to have a deeper understanding on their values and political system. 

It provided us with opportunities to develop our public speaking and negotiation skills, especially with persuasive language and thinking quickly. These were fabulous learning experiences to assess the workings of the UN and to interact with students from other schools in formal and informal negotiations. 

We have a much better appreciation of the challenges faced by the UN with so many voices, opinions and needs. It also greatly broadened our knowledge on the complexities of Indigenous and the contrasts in their treatment around the world. 

The Politics class is extremely grateful to the school for allowing us to gain such interesting and invaluable experiences in our quest for deeper political awareness.

Bridget Hoy
(on behalf of the Year 11 Politics class)

 

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Student Reflection

The Year 11 Politics class, along with some Year 10 Civics students recently attended a Model United Nations (UN) simulation day on the topic of Indigenous peoples conducted at Ruyton Girls College in conjunction with Trinity Grammar. Prior to the day we needed to research our allocated countries (Canada, Mongolia, Morocco and Myanmar), to have a deeper understanding on their values and political system. 

It provided us with opportunities to develop our public speaking and negotiation skills, especially with persuasive language and thinking quickly. These were fabulous learning experiences to assess the workings of the UN and to interact with students from other schools in formal and informal negotiations. 

We have a much better appreciation of the challenges faced by the UN with so many voices, opinions and needs. It also greatly broadened our knowledge on the complexities of Indigenous and the contrasts in their treatment around the world. 

The Politics class is extremely grateful to the school for allowing us to gain such interesting and invaluable experiences in our quest for deeper political awareness.

Bridget Hoy
(on behalf of the Year 11 Politics class)