Robinson School was the proud host of a first Model United Nations (Model UN) workshop for students.
The activity was held last Saturday, October 14th in the school’s cafeteria from 9:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m. Robinson School welcomed students from American Military Academy, CEDIN (Inter American University), Carvin School, and Colegio San José. The student-led activity was spearheaded by Isabel Baerga, Robinson School Model UN President. The workshop developed by AMA and San José students resulted in an interactive and engaging seminar. The goal was to expose the students to the vocabulary, procedures, and objectives of the Model UN, including an opportunity to apply the information they acquired in a mock debate.
The students were presented with the current Syrian refugee crisis. They were required to consider how different countries could resolve to develop working policy statements to better address the situation. Students were placed in committees representing the delegations from China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. When the activity concluded, students had acquired new skills, new friends, and new perspectives, all of which are instrumental in developing a global mindset and IB learner profile.
Robinson School will again be receiving delegations for the first competition, scheduled to take place in a couple of weeks on, November 11th. GO HAWKS!