Community: UNESCO Associated School

Updated: Wed 8 Feb 2017   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

As a UNESCO Associated School we support the integration of international perspectives in schools and promote the values of UNESCO, including human rights, mutual respect and cultural diversity. Our students organise Model United Nations (MUN) conferences each year which are well supported by students from local partner and international schools.

TBSHS held its 6th Model United Nations in the first week of November 2016. It was led by Secretary General Phoebe Price and the theme for the day was Security v Liberty in an insecure world. There were six committees held in the morning session debating and submitting resolutions which were then carried forward to the afternoon’s General Assembly session. We were pleased to welcome our regular participants KEGS and the King’s School, Majorca (led by former TBSHS teacher John Perry). We also saw attendance from Year 11 students and greater interest in the lower years than in previous years.

Our joint Secretary-Generals for the next academic year 2017-2018 will be Emily Bonner and Jemima Sharman.

Our normal schedule sees us attending 2 MUN conferences on a much larger scale in the Netherlands. In January we added a third foreign conference by attending the two day MUN Conference organised by Cals College just outside the Dutch city of Utrecht. We took 14 students from year 12 who were commended for their participation. In particular, we are seeing more students from outside the social sciences, humanities departments which is particularly welcome. We also have a waiting list for our forthcoming visit to the MUN in Haarlem at the end of March.

We are passionate about increasing the opportunities for students to learn about life in a diverse global society. A global dimension approach to the curriculum can add relevance and real life to topics and really engage students.