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October 22nd 2018

Cobham Hall Becomes MUN for the Day

Our Model United Nations group continues to grow in popularity, and as a result, our second Cobham MUN Day took place, as last year, on the day before the October half-term.

The debate centred around Government intervention, and looked at issues including the Chinese Government’s treatment of the Uyghur Muslims, sanctions in Afganistan, and terrorism.

Secretary General, Year 12’s Anna, offered some advice about getting the most out of the day, “Research. Even just a little bit to see whether your country agrees or disagrees with the topic of discussion.  Also, it may be cliché, but just try to speak at least once, especially in the committees as they’re not as intimidating. I know how scary speaking can be as I am quite a shy person, but once you have spoken once, it will be easy.”

Students new to MUN found the day interesting as it gave them more of an insight into what MUN involves and how they can get more involved. It opened many girls eyes to issues in the wider world and encouraged them to consider how countries must work together to find ways of resolving global issues.

A small press team was assembled, led by Film Studies teacher Mrs West, who tweeted throughout the day, and created a handout as a memento of the day. This included an interview with Secretary General Anna, an MUN quiz, and a summary of the day.

 

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