Sixth form pupils’ Model UN award

Students with their awards
Students with their awards

STUDENTS from William Parker Academy and Parkwood Sixth Form scooped several awards in this year’s Model United Nations (MUN) event.

The team got seven out of 13 accolades, including ‘most outstanding performance’.

The theme of the conference was Protecting Our Future: Preparing for the Threats of Climate Change, addressing the topics of Water Security in the Age of Climate Change, Poverty, Climate Change and the Environment and Adaption for Climate Impacts and Natural Disaster.

Students from William Parker Academy and Parkwood represented the delegations of Germany, North Korea (DPRK), Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. They were required to submit ‘position papers’ that outlined their country’s view on the issues and suggested resolutions on how to solve the problems.

Many took a leadership role within alliances and working parties, as well as guiding students with less MUN experience. The outcome was that 75 per cent of all resolutions produced by the students passed the committee stage.