The Middle School 8th graders are now on their way back from one of the highlights of their school year: a trip to New York and Boston. The students have been taking part in an International conference, discussing geopolitical problems with students from all over the world.

Every year Castelli International participates in the Harvard Model United Nations. Our students were representing North Korea and since September they have been researching this country’s political position on a range of internationally important issues. They have written detailed position papers which analyse complex issues, and practiced some of the key skills they would need for the conference, such as public speaking and preparing United Nation style resolutions.Last week, accompanied by the staff team who have been coaching them, our students packed their cases, caught a plane and hit the streets of New York, just as the city became blanketed in snow. This didn’t stop them having a whistle-stop cultural tour of the Big Apple, and then heading off to Boston to take part in the world famous Harvard University organised HMUN.

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