SSFC students take to the Model United Nations Stage!

16 March 2015

10 students from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College joined over 150 delegates from all over the country in a Model United Nations Conference at Joseph Chamberlain College in Birmingham.  Supported by Principal Martin Ward, two teams of students representing The Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) and Chad ( a temporary member of the Security Council) arrived in Birmingham on Friday 13 March and immediately started on the process of lobbying other delegates to support their carefully crafted resolutions.

Beth Fleming, Amber Goneni, Deniz Gulduren, Tom Mewett and Ellie Davison representing Chad, and Ryan Harrison, Matthew Burton, Megan Gater, Jasmine Fan, and Emily Ford representing North Korea, spent Saturday trying to persuade other delegates to vote for their resolutions so that they could be carried forward and heard in the General Assembly on Sunday.  Topics such as conflict in Syria, the power of social media, the problems in Eastern Ukraine and the control of disease and biological weapons were debated within the Political, Human Rights, Economic and Social, Ecology and Environment, and Disarmament Committees.  Meanwhile Tom Mewett was debating the issues of Boko Haram in the Security Council.

It was a marvellous opportunity for the students to widen their understanding of world wide issues, and to hone their debating skills.  At the same time it was a chance to meet a large number of other inspiring and talented students from a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives.

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College produced this film about the event.