10th February 19
Twenty-eight students from Year 10 to Year 13 visited Amersfoort in the Netherlands to attend FAMUN 2019, the Farel Academy Model United Nations Conference.
It was an incredible experience for all of the pupils as they debated, lobbied, wrote resolutions and learnt to work as a team, acting as delegates for their designated MUN country. During the three-day conference they discussed a variety of different topics ranging from; combating sexual violence in conflict zones to maintaining a healthy maritime biodiversity in polluted waters. On occasion they had to speak in front of over 100 fellow delegates, presenting their arguments and answering questions during question time. It was an excellent opportunity to improve public speaking, debating, develop team building skills and to make new friends from all around the world!
Some of the pupils responses after their trip:
The delegation of the State of Israel expresses its sincere gratitude to all delegations present, as well as our two MUN directors, for their dedication and commitment to this conference. The fact that Palestine recognised Israel as a state shows that during this conference many very productive and exciting debates were held, and that everything can be achieved by peaceful dialogue and diplomacy. The delegation would also like to state that the whole trip brought great fun and diversion, and presented an opportunity for getting to know many other delegations and delegates. A plethora of gratitude to everyone who made this magnificent experience possible, and, for the first time, the delegation is not open to any points of information. Thanks to everyone once more and good night! Victor
The delegation of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh would like to thank all delegates here present for their effort and commitment. This has been a great experience and will sure miss the good fun we all had. Also thanks to our MUN directors Mrs Wickman and Sra Triviño for caring so much for all of us. This is my last year in school, but would love to join the delegation next year if possible as an ex student and repeat this great MUN.
Honestly some of the best fun I’ve had in a long time. It was great spending time and really getting to know people from our school and those from around the world. Thank you for the amazing opportunity
Thank you Mrs Wickman and Sra Triviño for organizing such an amazing trip. And we really did have fun in the FAMUN. It is so good not only learn how to debate, but also a good chance to have a glance at Amsterdam. The delegation of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela would like to thank honorable teachers and distinguished delegates presented for their time. Good night. —
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