Forest pupils take part in Brentwood’s Model United Nations

The 12 pupils took part in the two-day model delegation representing countries from around the world including Canada and Italy.

This year’s debates largely focused on the current Syrian refugee crisis, however other topics included the Israel and Palestine conflict and renewable energy.

Mr Burnside, Forest’s Diploma Coordinator praised the pupils for taking part in the event: “The delegation performed brilliantly throughout the weekend. Many were first timers, having never had the opportunity to participate until now.

“They all got to grips quickly with the lobbying and debating procedures, as well as some of the diplomatic jargon.”

He also added: “Matthew Storrs deserves a special mention for his outstanding achievement in winning an award as one of the best delegates.”

Model United Nations have been running academic simulations for pupils, since the inception of the real United Nations in 1945. During the model sessions, pupils learn more about the United Nations and their important role in maintaining and improving international relations.