This January 16th – 19th, KCS students came together with students from all over Ireland and Europe, to participate in Model United Nations (MUN) at Cork City Hall. MUN was an inspiring and exhilarating four-day event, where students had the opportunity to practice democracy and politics, while tackling major world problems such as World Trade, the Sunni and Shia divide, the long-term stabilisation of the Horn of Africa, removal and safe disposal of biological, chemical and radiological weapons, combating HIV/AIDS in the most affected countries and the integration of individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities into society.
Each student from KCS was assigned a delegation which they represented over the course of the conference in City Hall. Our diverse delegations included Germany, Jordan, Chile, Singapore, UN women, South Sudan and Mozambique.
KCS students performed exceptionally. During the four-day conference they participated in the lobbying process, engaged in fruitful debates discussing controversial topics, challenged ideas and proposed solutions to world problems by presenting to an audience of their peers and special guests.
Overall, Model United Nations was an experience that offered students endless benefits, both socially and academically, plus one which our students excelled in.
Well done to all involved!
T.Y’s: Emily Smith, Emily Gleave, Cathal Flynn, Conall Gilleran, Simon Conti, Cillian Crowley, Cliodhna Doyle, Lucy Plant, Madi Hayes, Victoria Bollard, Georgina McCarthy, Rebecca Kidney, Dara Wall, Amy Lee, Hannah Kellett, Robyn McCarthy and Kellie Murphy.
5th Years: Paul Wills, Cathy Hynes, Lucy Kelleher, Ella Finucane, Aoibheann Gray and Kate McCarthy.