The Scoil Mhuire Model U.N. Club
The Scoil Mhuire Model U.N. Club began in the 2015/2016 Academic year. Since then our club has gone from strength to strength. We meet each week at lunchtime in Room 36 and take part in two Model UN conferences per yer at the time of writing with plans afoot to create a Model UN conference of our own in the not-so-distant future. Students from any year group may be members.
At a Model U.N. conference, students represent a delegation from a country or an N.G.O. The student represents their delegation at the conference by dressing in formal clothing, lobbying other delegations, forming resolutions to world problems and voting on such issues in line with their delegations wishes.
Attendance at the conference is the highlight of the year for the members of the club. Delegates meet other young people from schools all around the country and in fact the world. As well as getting the chance to engage in a wide range of global issues the members of Scoil Mhuire Model U.N. Club also enjoy socialising with their peers at such conferences.
Apart from the obvious skills in public speaking and debating, the Model U.N. experience fosters self-confidence and cooperation amongst our students. The research work that the students do in preparation for conferences is largely self-regulated and self-guided with very little coaching from teachers.