Merrick Preparatory’s first-ever Model United Nations team travelled to the University of Toronto for their 2020 conference at the beginning of February. Model UN is a popular activity for students interested in learning more about how the United Nations operates. Many of today’s world leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in Model UN as students.
Over the past few months, twelve Merrick Preparatory School students prepared presentations on various topics for their assigned countries during our extra-curricular activities. Merrick Prep students represented their assigned countries in committees ranging from the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, Committee on the Status of Women, The Special Political and Decolonization Committee, United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and the Organization of African Consolidation.
During this activity, our students learned how to communicate, negotiate, debate, and adapt to unforeseen situations to find diplomatic solutions to political problems. Each of them had to prepare for this event by researching their assigned countries and learning more about the history and economical situation of each country.
The students did an excellent job, making new friends and cooperating to find solutions to incredibly complex issues. Congratulations !!!