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​High school students address climate change, refugees, LGBTQ2S+ rights at model UN eventApril 19, 2017 Category: Board EventsBack to News Page

The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB)’s 31st Model United Nations (UN) event will be held on April 26. This year’s event is being planned by Banting Memorial High School and will bring together over 100 high school students to discuss world issues.
“The Model UN gives students an authentic opportunity to experience firsthand how the global community comes together,” says Banting teacher Robert Howatson. “It’s great to see how students present their ideas, gain confidence in public speaking and work together to debate some of the biggest issues facing our world today.”
Each student assumes the role of a delegate representing a different country from one of five regions around the world. The delegate will represent and debate the interests, beliefs and ideals of their respective country when addressing this year’s chosen issues of discussion - climate change, refugees and LGBTQ2S+ rights.
This year’s participating schools include Banting Memorial High School, Barrie North Collegiate, Bradford District High School, Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Georgian Bay District Secondary School, Innisdale Secondary School and Nantyr Shores Secondary School.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the SCDSB Education Centre, located at 1170 Highway 26 in Midhurst.
Robert Howatson, Canadian & World Studies Teacher
Banting Memorial High School
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