On the 20th of August, the new grade 10 students participated in a mini MUN session as an introduction to Model United Nations at the start of the fresh academic year.
First was a short explanatory video giving an overview of what MUN is all about – working together to represent your country's interests while also reaching a compromise on an issue – and a brief look into the workings of an MUN conference.
Following this, the students participated enthusiastically in an informal debate on the right to protest. Using a small sample resolution, they spoke for and against different aspects of the issue, such as whether using force against protesters can be justified. The debate was spirited and lively, with the students taking an active role and learning research and speaking skills alongside teamwork and compromise.
Volunteers from the ISH MUN Club worked with the MUN directors Mr.Skarvelis and Mr. Maguire to organize this session. At the end, the students had the opportunity to sign up for the MUN club to participate in conferences and represent the ISH at various international schools across the country.