Category Archives: Rights

WiMUN Withington MUN conference

WiMUN Conference

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.

 

Clamp down on gender stereotypes

There is lots of talk about the gender pay gap at the moment and gender stereotypes, explore this article considering banning gender stereotypical adverts. Find out more here from Channel 4 News.

CSE Play

On Monday 26th June year 9 were off timetable to watch a drama production of a play about CSE. Child Sexual Exploitation is an important topic and one that we are exploring in Citizenship & PSHE at the moment via the Real Love Rocks module from Barnardos. The play was very powerful and students had a chance to hot seat the characters at the end.

All the actors were students themselves and the story was based on real life events.

International Women’s Day

Tomorrow is International Women’s day, have a look at some of the links below to find out about women who may inspire you..

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ 

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200041/equality_and_diversity/6708/international_womens_day_2017/3  

http://www.heforshe.org/en 

MUN Augsburg

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 🙂