This week, a delegation of 4th-6th graders from VFKH will go to New York City to represent Malawi and Liberia at the Montessori Model United Nations! They will be working towards proposition papers that will be submitted to the actual United Nations. Taking part in the MMUN engages elementary students in many different ways. The intellectual element is present as the students research a country, write an issue paper, and prepare to debate other students on serious global issues. The social need for this age is also fulfilled by the interaction of the students from different countries, schools, and cultures. During the debate stage of the MMUN, the students’ physical needs are met, as they are encouraged to meet in small groups and move around the meeting rooms as they try to align their interests with other countries. The MMUN allows elementary students to explore the real problems of the world and encourages them to discuss and negotiate possible solutions for issues that people face around the world. Their incredible academic experience will take place April 25-28. Congratulations, delegates!
Next week, the Elementary Class will be going to South Mountain YMCA in Wernersville from May 3rd-4th. This is a great opportunity to embark on a one-of-a-kind overnight adventure. The YMCA, located on 500 acres of forested mountaintop, is in essence an ‘outdoor classroom,’ as all the activities have an educational base. The children will depart for these rocky, wooded peaceful environs at 11 am on Thursday, May 3rd and will return at 4pm on Friday, May 4th. We look forward to this adventure for the children. In the past they have returned invigorated and closer than ever as a group!
On the evening of May 23rd, the Elementary Class will present their Going Out projects and the MMUN delegation will present their amazing experience, so you don’t want to miss this event! What a great way to conclude an incredible year-long exploration!