The Model United Nations Conference (MUN) is a simulation of international political, economic and social organisations where students take on the role of diplomats and ambassadors. Participants have to represent different countries. One of the many aims of the MUN is for students to see the politics of international predicaments and the bureaucracy of the various organisations that try to solve these problems. To make the simulation as real as possible, students take part in debating, public speaking, problem solving and negotiations. MUN calls for research, writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork and leadership qualities, and is an invaluable experience for students.
In March 2018 The Lady Elizabeth School hosted the first ISP MUN Conference. The event was a huge success.
The Sixth Form mentoring programme involves organising activities and tutoring sessions with both the Year 7s and the Year 8s. We try to incorporate the Value of the Month into our weekly mentoring lessons as a basis for the activities.
For any new pupil the transition into a new school with new people can be a little daunting, therefore we, as mentors try to give any guidance and advice to help them settle and feel a part of our school community.
Whether it is a ‘ high five’ in the corridor or help with their problems, mentoring is a fantastic opportunity for both the mentors and the mentees to bond!
6th Form Mentors
The Sixth Form Christmas Ball has become an annual event organised by the Head Pupils, and a fabulous way to end the term. It gives 6th formers the chance to relax for the night and momentarily forget the looming examination period and all the pressures of their A Levels. The standard of dress is superb with every student going to great lengths to make the event one to remember Prizes are awarded for the Best Dressed Girl and Boy and the Queen and King of the ball.
Our Sixth Form students assist with several Charity Events during the year. They help staff and motivate younger pupils to participate. They organise and supervise stalls at the Christmas Fayre and are always keen to dress-up to help create a great atmosphere. House Captains come up with new fundraising ideas and discuss which charities to give to. Student participation in such events helps with team-building, organisational and communication skills, which in turn produces young independent adults ready for future studies and employment.