On Friday 28th January 12 of our Sixth Form Model United Nations students participated in a fabulous online conference entitled GoodCop: BadCop.
The event was facilitated by The Grange School in Cheshire and attended by students from around the world (from as far afield as Australia, Macau, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, despite the time differences).
The idea for the conference was proposed by Engage with China, a youth education charity building China literacy & vital 21st-century skills in UK primary and secondary schools enabling a global outlook, aspiration & opportunity in the next generation. The Cop26 conference in November 2021 provided the backdrop for our Sixth Form Model United Nations conference as it will be our students who are the leaders of the future, and the people who will also feel the impact of climate change.
There were three resolutions selected for discussion at the conference which focussed on three key areas: the phasing out of coal and global fossil fuel subsidies; the protection of vulnerable communities and delivering a finance commitment to build non-fossil fuel energy sources; and the pricing of ‘carbon’ in all products.
George C (L6Br) says of his experience “We all thoroughly enjoyed the conference. We were especially excited to debate and talk with other young people from around the world about climate change. The genuinely different views and perspectives from the diverse range of countries meant that it was a truly incredible experience. Thank you very much to Engage with China, the Grange School and Mrs Shearburn for allowing us to take part in the conference.”
Model United Nations is a fantastic opportunity for all students who are interested in learning more about how the UN operates. Hundreds of thousands of students worldwide take part every year at a variety of educational levels. It provides students with the opportunity to learn about countries around the world and acquire the ability to state an idea clearly, and build consensus, to achieve solutions to the global problems that will affect us all. MUN is open to all year groups here at King’s.