As part of the College Co-Curricular Activities programme, a Model United Nations (MUN) Group has been established. Lead by Mrs Sian Collins and Miss Catherine Reohorn, the group is aimed at increasing awareness of current affairs and providing a forum for debate.
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Six college representatives tackled some of the important international issues of the day when they attended a role-play conference modelled on a session of the United Nations. The Model United Nations (MUN) conference held at the George Watson College in Edinburgh is an academic simulation of the UN that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations and diplomacy.
The participants role-play as diplomats representing a nation or a Non-Government Organisation in a simulated session of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Participants then research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
Sixth-formers Eleanor Tanner, Ami Thomas, Bethan Thomson, Gwenii Rees-Evans, Joseff Morgan and Joshua Hope-Bell joined almost 600 delegates and more than a hundred teachers at the event in March. Some students had travelled from Greece, Turkey and Iran to have their say on world affairs but the Llandovery team was proud to be the first Welsh school to attend. Among the issues up for debate were - ‘Do women need the same rights as men?’ and ‘Stem Cells: Medical Advancement vs. Medical Ethics’.