Eight Year 6 Montessori International College students are currently preparing to join hundreds of Montessori students from around the world at the Montessori Model United Nations Conference (MMUN) to be held in Rome from 20-23 May. Representing the countries of Ethiopia, Malaysia and Costa Rica, MIC delegates will consider topics including the rights of peoples to self-determination; elimination of racism and related intolerance; protection of global climate; and biological diversity. Dr Montessori understood that children learn about moral development by working on real-life tasks. As a result, MMUN was created to provide a program for students who are developing reason, justice and morality to participate as ambassadors in the UN to solve real-world issues on topics taken directly from the United Nations’ agenda. MIC Year 6 student Charlotte Johnston, 11, said she is very excited about the upcoming conference.
“I’m representing Ethiopia and my topic is climate change so the work has been quite difficult, but worth it,” said Charlotte. “I think we’ll have a good time and also learn a lot about other countries and the problems in the world, as well as finding solutions.”
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