On the 2nd July 2017 8 pupils from years 9-11 from our school attended a conference at Withington High School, representing 2 countries: Brazil and Spain. Throughout the day, we each had 2 or 3 resolutions which we could debate within our individual committees, then we had a joint committee meeting where we could debate similar resolutions with other delegates. Everyone who attended from our school spoke with points of information, submitted resolutions and did very well representing their country.
In general, the day went very smoothly and it was very helpful for all the newcomers who hadn’t attended a conference before. The chairs of each committee were very supportive and encouraged everyone to suggest different points of information. It was a very interesting day and some resolutions that were proposed were very silly and comical to debate which made the atmosphere very energetic.
Overall, Hedye (Y9) received a commended award and Hania (Y9), Safa (Y10), and Sanah (Y11) received a highly-commended award. Within each committee, there were also some made-up awards where Hedye (Y9) received the award for best acronymmer.
Some of the longest serving MUN team visited our first international conference in Augsburg Germany from 8th Feb- 12th Feb. See some of their pics below and look forward to a write up coming soon from one of the team…
We represented Russia at the conference and won an outstanding delegation award.
Well done Russia for all your hard work, you were awesome 🙂
This weekend saw x2 AGGS delegations represented at the annual MUN High conference and Manchester High School for Girls. We had the interesting task of representing the USA and Algeria. Aside from the Trump references a great time was had by all and some very high standard of debating occurred across the board. We had some first time delegates and some very experienced delegates with us this weekend.
A huge well done to all involved, particular congratulations go to
Sanah Kashyap who received an outstanding delegate award in the media committee and Amelia Gilchrist who achieved an commended delegate award in the environment committee.
On the 8th and 9th of October 2016, some girls from our school went to MUNCH, a Model United Nations conference at Cheadle Hulme School. I for one had a great time, and there was a lot of great debate across a wide range of topics.
I was in the DISEC 2 committee, which is basically talking about disarmament and preventing conflict. We may not quite have secured World Peace, but we did have some rather heated discussions regarding piracy at sea, state-sponsored militias and space arms.
My favourite moment in my committee had to be the resolution to solve all world problems by turning the moon into a death star run by Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. I can’t see any issues with that at all…
Overall, I really enjoyed MUNCH, as did many of my friends who also came. We had a great time, enjoying some ‘lively’ debate coupled with rap battles and just a general level of friendliness within the committees. Despite the fact that I hardly knew anyone there, I’ve made some friends that I hope to run into at another conference in the future. It was a brilliant weekend, and I can’t wait for the next one!
This weekend x19 AGGS students took part in the Manchester High School for Girls Model United Nations. This was their second event and was a fantastic conference. Committees debated the new 2016 Sustainable Development Goals, these explored how we as a world can combat poverty, world hunger, the lack of basic education for so many and gender equality, just to name a few.
We represented x3 delegations; Jordon, Malaysia & South Korea.
We won x4 commended delegate awards:
A huge well done to all the students who took part, great fun was had by all:-) See some of the pictures of the weekend below:
A huge thank you to Manchester High School’s MUN team for all their hard work, we had a great weekend 🙂
The annual MUNCH conference is just around the corner. This year we will head to Cheadle Hulme School on the weekend of the 3rd & 4th Oct.
We will be representing Jordan and Afghanistan. If you would like a place at this conference, it’s a great first conference to go to, then please come and sign up to a committee. See Mrs. Bowyer to sign up in Rm 13.
See the website, which has topics and all the conference details by following this link.
A big hello from Mrs. Bowyer at the Citizenship department and welcome back. Welcome also to the new Citizenship department blog.
Club’s start back this week. We have Youth Action Group starting on the 8th Sept . This is a club that explores the passions you have relating to international issues of injustice. It helps you to share your views with others and build your advocacy skills and have fun whilst you are at it.
Has the recent refugee crisis got you talking and angry, come along and we will look at how we can raise awareness of the plight of the refugees and make others want to make a difference too. You will work towards achieving your Youth Ambassadors Badge, a prestigious award from Oxfam.
Youth Action Group meets in Rm 13 / Language Lab computer room from 12.30-13.15pm. Bring your lunch. It is open to year 7-10.
We also have Model UN for older students. If you are in yr 9-13 and want to debate international issues and learn about how the world connects and works then Model UN is for you.
We take on the role of different countries and debate about a current and relevant topic from that countries perspective. The club is student led and the debates are fun and easy to pick up.
You will have the chance to take part in conferences, competing with students from all over the country.
We start back on Weds 9th Sept Rm 13 for an intro to MUN and then we will debate from next week. Bring your lunch and come and see what it’s all about.