Following the success of Scotland's first school-based Model UN Conference at George Watson's College, next year's Conference has been announced. To be held from 14-16 March 2008, it will build on the knowledge gained from the first event which attracted nearly 200 pupils as delegates and conference officials.
This year Scotland was represented by James Gillespie's High School, Balerno High School, Firrhill High School, George Watson's College, Robert Gordon's College, Stewart's Melville College and St George's School for Girls; while three schools represented Northern Ireland and a further three came from England
Officially opened by Sheena McDonald, a George Watson's former pupil, the entire weekend was filled with high-quality debate and reasoning.
One Advisor who has been to many MUN Conferences was heard to say it was the best conference he had ever attended, while another teacher who accompanied his school to the event called it a 'wonderfully engaging and uplifting experience'.
Model UN training for both staff and pupils is being planned in June and December for those interested and will be held at George Watson's College, Colinton Road, Edinburgh.
Anyone wishing to attend a training session or the MUN Conference in March should email the MUN Director, Rob Crawford: firstname.lastname@example.org.