Model UN Club Awarded at Virtual Conference

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This past weekend, Derby's Model UN Club received an award while attending the recent Global Leadership Conference, a virtual one-day event held in partnership with the Suffolk University Model UN team.

Derby’s Grade 7 and 8 students joined other middle and high school colleagues on October 3 for a unique online conference experience, working together to tackle global issues and develop innovative solutions.

Model UN Virtual Conference

Students began the day with an opening ceremony consisting of 150 participants and then were separated into small groups to discuss the topic of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Education—addressing the effects of poverty, language barriers, and COVID-19 on indigenous people living in remote areas.

Each student was given a country to represent and tasked with drafting, presenting, and voting on solutions to the problems at hand. “Most of the conference had countries that were concerned about funding for materials that schools could use, as well as teacher workshops,” said Derby student Brierley ’21. “One of the issues that made these concerns even more prominent was COVID-19.”

At the conclusion of the conference, students came together for a closing ceremony to present awards for the Best Public Speaker, Best Negotiator, and Best Delegate to each committee room. Derby student Brierley ’21 was awarded Best Public Speaker—congrats to Brierley, members of Derby’s Model UN Club, and all the students who participated in this exciting event! 

Read more about Derby's Model UN club here>