Cumbrian sixth form students to take part in UN Assembly-style debate (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Cumbrian sixth form students to take part in UN Assembly-style debate
12:27pm Friday 28th September 2012 in News
SIXTH-FORM students from eight of the region’s schools will put their debating skills to the test at an event in Kendal.
A United Nations General Assembly-style debate - known as a MUNGA - will be held at the Shakespeare Centre on October 10 when youngsters will debate whether the UN’s Millennium Development Goals of 2015 are achievable.
Following UN protocol, 24 students will assume the role of ambassadors for each member state, with book token prizes up for grabs for the best speaker and runner-up.
The winning school will also receive the Philip Bangham Trophy for International Relations, which is currently held by Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, after a similar event in 2010.
The debate will be chaired by former Mayor of Kendal, John Bateson, and current Mayor Coun John Willshaw and the Lady Mayoress are expected to attend.
Schools taking part are Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale; Sedbergh School; Casterton School; Windermere School; Kirkbie Kendal School; Dallam School, Milnthorpe; Morecambe High School and Lancaster Royal Grammar School.
The event is open to the public and includes coffee and a buffet lunch.
Telephone 01229-343265 for more details.