United Nations Summit
On Friday, 4th August, Year 9 students from the Highton and Bellarine Campuses attended a United Nations Diplomacy Competition at Deakin University.
Students represented a country and acted as members of the United Nations Security Council for the day, where they debated against other schools about global policies and resolutions. The aim of the experience was to educate young people about Australia’s place in the global political realm.
It also promoted the development of a variety of skills, including public speaking, negotiation, team-work, research and diplomacy. The students were suitably challenged throughout the day and it proved to be a valuable opportunity for their learning.
This experience has strong connections to the Year 9 Geography curriculum in Term 4, where the students who attended this event will be leading their peers through a mock United Nations Summit.