Before going to the MMUN, I blogged about what the whole experience was going to be like. After the event, I continue to hear lots of great feedback from the delegates and parents, and questions from those who would like to know more. So here’s a summary of how the event went:
What an amazing experience! Our delegates who represented Sweden and Barbados did an amazing job in New York City March the 14th through 17th. There was great excitement leading up to the event, and the train ride to New York was very exciting, with lots of discussion about what the event will be like.
Once we arrived, some of the delegates had the opportunity to be flag bearers during the Opening Ceremony, while the others waited in the audience enjoying the procession. It was a lovely ceremony and the delegates were eager to start the next day!
On Thursday, three pairs of delegates were in different committee rooms, discussing and strategizing with Montessori peers from around the world about current topics of debate in the United Nations. They repeated the process on Friday, and each day they ended the session having collaborated on incredible resolutions that would be passed on to an ambassador of the United Nations.
Then, the culmination of the whole event happened on Saturday, when the delegates had the incredible experience of going to the United Nations and sitting in the actual General Assembly as model delegates. It was very exciting!! The delegates all walked away from the event fulfilled in different ways and inspired by the whole experience.
Next year, we will begin the MMUN Club for those going to the MMUN in 2020. We have now begun fundraising for that trip through Pizza Fridays.
Thank you to everyone who supported us so that we could go last month! All of the parents of delegates worked hard, and the delegates themselves were quite inspiring with their commitment and perseverance, despite some challenges along the way. Miss Molly and I were awed by the way all 6 of them handled themselves throughout the entire four days last March. It was a humbling experience, and we are thrilled to begin the process again with the Club next year!