Emma, Nicoletta and Greer represented Carncot at the Model United Nations General Assembly held at Nga Tawa Diocesan School on 6th November.
The Assembly consisted of delegations from local schools representing a member state, who would discuss and debate world problems in an effort to help on a global scale. Each team researched their country and what their perspective was on particular worldwide problems, such as the Syrian refugee crisis, equal education for adolescent girls, and global warming and environmental sustainability.
Our delegation was from Japan, a country focused upon others before self, and on contributing humanitarian aid to a number of causes. The team dressed up in kimonos with chopsticks in their hair, and decorated their table with a flag and Japanese dolls, all kindly lent by Hickmott Sensei.
The three girls spoke confidently and with authority on each resolution, earning the coveted Best Delegation award. This award was chosen by the representatives of the Model UN Association of NZ and given to the team for best teamwork, and making clear and
valid points on each resolution. They also walked out of Nga Tawa with another award: Best Dressed!
We were very proud of our team for taking on this challenge. It taught us to take up every opportunity on offer at Carncot because your world view and learning expand, and further opportunities can open up in the future.
by Nicoletta, Year 8.