Youth voices are more important today than ever before. Young people are increasingly taking the lead on the world’s biggest challenges such as global warming, human trafficking, and disarmament. As an ISP School, students at Reach are able to engage in global learning opportunities that prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow, who will tackle and, in some instances, eradicate these issues.
Our students recently took part in the ISP Virtual Model United Nations Conference. This was an opportunity for students from different ISP schools around the world to experience an educational, virtual simulation of a real UN Conference. This unique and international learning opportunity at Reach, provided our students with a global platform to learn about diplomacy, international relations, research techniques, public speaking, debating and writing skills.
Alexa shares her amazing learning experience from being a part of her first ISP Virtual MUN:
“What I liked about the VMUN was that I was able to meet with new people and communicate with them from the other side of the world. It was also nice how my team and I did a great job with teamwork. I have learnt how difficult it was for kids to be able to do the sports they want without being told which one they should do instead of their preferred choice”.
Parastoo also shares her amazing learning experience from the Conference.
“I learnt about the challenges that children with disabilities face with simple things such as receiving a good education. I also learned the responsibility the government has towards these children and some of the steps they can take to help them. I enjoyed taking part in different discussions and learning about their point of view. I also liked hearing their solutions and what each country could bring to the table to make our world a better place”.
Ms Messaouda has led the RBS Virtual MUN teams for two years now and has enjoyed taking part in this amazing opportunity:
I was very impressed with the commitment, hard work and passion Parastoo and Alexa put into the VMUN. Over 10 weeks of training, they were able to effectively research challenging topics to create resolutions based on their countries policies. They were able to debate in a professional manner, virtually, to students across the world. Parastoo, achieved a Certificate of Commendation for her unmatched leadership and creative thinking skills, which made us all very proud at Reach British School! It was clear that these students developed in confidence over the course of the VMUN and I look forward to seeing another group of students do the same.
We are looking forward to hosting more rounds of the VMUN this upcoming academic year.