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About our School Visit Program

Take advantage of a top-quality educational experience, crafted specifically for your classroom!

Our school visit program entails trained UN Youth facilitators visiting your school to provide a variety of activities and workshops, tailored to complement your curriculum. The program is designed to deliver informal education in interactive, creative and engaging formats to enhance the students’ understanding of current affairs.

We offer 3 main types of school visits:

  • Model United Nations (MUN) debating, where students represent a country and debate mock United Nations resolutions
  • Interactive Problem Solving (IPS) activities, where students are separated into groups representing various stakeholders working to resolve a fictional crisis that is unfolding in real-time
  • Workshops, where students are engaged in international affairs through roleplaying, discussions and real-world examples. These workshops are divided into modules that fall under overarching topics such as climate change, international conflict and human rights but their content is highly tailorable.

For example, we could run a half-day visit in which we teach students how Model UN (MUN) debating works, followed by two rounds of debate or a full-day visit in which we run several rounds of MUN in the morning, followed by an IPS in the afternoon.

We offer a large amount of flexibility with our programs: we can cater for multiple year groups from years 7 to 12; we can run programs anywhere from one-off 1.5-hour visits to weekly half or full-day visits and we offer a wide range of customisable content.

Some reasons why you should look into our school visits program:

  • All of our activities are designed to help students become engaged and productive global citizens
  • Our workshops teach students about what is currently happening in the world and span a variety of curriculum-compliant topics to supplement their in-class learning
  • Our workshops also contain a number of hands-on activities designed to really engage students and involve them in the learning process
  • Our Model UN debating teaches students the skills of public speaking, negotiation and diplomacy. They will learn not only about the country they represent, but about how those countries work together in the UN to resolve global issues.
  • Our Model UN debating also gives students the opportunity to become familiar with the structure of debate in a non-competitive environment, which will provide a significant advantage should they choose to compete in the Evatt Trophy Competition.
  • Our Interactive Problem Solving (IPS) activities teach students the difficulties of multilateral decision making in crisis situations and give them an opportunity to improve their ability to work in a team with conflicting personalities
  • We only charge to cover operational costs, as a result, our program is much less costly than other high school incursion programs (discounts are available for low ICSEA schools)

 

 

Contact us for more information!

Please contact our Education Director Ben Davison-Petch ben.davisonpetch@unyouth.org.au with any questions about our program!

If you are interested in our program, please email Ben with:

  • Proposed date(s) and time(s)
  • How many students you would like to run the program with
  • What activities you would be interested in running
  • Which topics you are interested in
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