10th March 16
Nineteen students from Year 11 and the 6th Form travelled to Amersfoort, Holland, to participate in the European Model United Nations, 2016. Over the three days LES students joined 130 pupils from all over the world to participate in activities, debates and lobbying relating to current topical issues specifically dealing with the treatment of children around the world. Each student was placed into one of the following groups: Disarmament and Nation Security Committee; Economic and Financial Committee; Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation; Economic and Social Council and Security Council. Once they had been placed into their groups their timetable was organised into lobbying sessions and workshops. Students took on the role of delegates for nations from different UN bodies and researched their topic in preparation for the final resolution and presentation to the General Assembly.
The MUN is an invaluable experience for all participants. Thousands of students around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and improving leadership abilities.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable time for all LES students who travelled to Holland to be part of the FAMUN 2016!