1st December 11
The model United Nations debate was held at Abbey College Manchester was a role-play of an actual United Nations meeting. It took place in a model General Assembly with a Chairperson, secretaries and a minute taker. Nine countries were represented by six local schools, including Abbey College Manchester.
The topic that was debated was Water Security and Abbey College Manchester students assumed the role of diplomats from the United States of America and Iraq. They represented the views of “their” country, reflecting that country’s national interests, rather than their own personal opinions on an issue. After the opening speeches, negotiations were entered into between each country, deals were done and a final resolution on the issue passed.
Our students performed brilliantly and the event enabled them to develop skills such as research, presentation, public speaking, teamwork and world awareness.