7th Grade Participates in the Junior Model UN
The Shipley School Seventh Grade completed the World Affairs Council's Student Diplomat Junior Model UN Program for history class on May 14 and 15.
During the yearlong enriching and academically challenging journey, the seventh graders communicated and collaborated with over 650 students and 30 schools from across the greater Philadelphia area. This program introduced each student to the world of international relations and diplomacy along with an emphasis on building cultural competency and diplomatic skills.
The students wrapped their minds around various international challenges and situations. The topics they focused their research on were the crisis in Somalia, water scarcity in the world, and maternal and child healthcare. Everyone worked as a team to research topics, debate as a class, write position papers, and craft UN resolutions that were designed to serve as potential solutions for real-life problems.
The students completed the program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business in a full-day Model UN simulation of the UN General Assembly. At this Conference, the students assumed the roles of diplomats representing various member-states of the UN while actively participating in debates on issues of international importance.
Thanks go to all students who did a fantastic job all year long and for being real team players. Congratulations to award winners: Jenna Collazzo and Natalia Joseph who were awarded the Best Authentic Country Dress Delegation and Hannah Engelman and Gavin Becker who were recognized as the Outstanding Country Delegation.