The debate club students (JVMUN), accompanied by Mrs Gumbo and Mr Spooner left for a Model United Nations conference (Beimun) in Beijing on Tuesday night. The team of 12 comprising five terminales, six 2ndes and one 3e will be debating global issues over the next few days during a conference that will unite about 500 international students.
The first day was a cultural event as well as an opportunity to meet other delegates. In his welcome speech, the Director of the International School of Beijing encouraged students to be mindful about sustainability. He challenged them to uphold the values of the Model United Nations and above all else to learn something new about the world we live in and decide it is time to care.
After the speech students were treated to an acrobatic display, followed by dinner and art activities.