Participation in a program such as Change the world, model of the United Nations, is a major challenge for students of 15 years.
On April 20, 21 and 22, five ESO students were in Barcelona accompanied by a teacher from the center, Roz Grimshaw, to participate in the Change of the World Program organized by the United Nations.
Our boys had been preparing in English classes, the topics they would discuss in Barcelona. Once there they met in the facilities of St. Peter’s School with other boys and girls of Secondary and Baccalaureate coming from places as different as Russia, USA, England or Italy, to deal with matters of international relevance, totally in English language.
Lucía Martín, Ana Hart, Martín Subirá, Lola Recaséns and Sara Palomar were the participants, who attended the event on a voluntary basis. Dressed formally and elegantly, the process began with the assignment of teams and names of countries that they should represent, in order that each speaker could put himself in the shoes of that country and its people.
They were discussing aspects such as the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, the use of technologies by terrorists or nuclear weapons. Our children have valued this experience as something unique and have defined it themselves with phrases such as: “I did not expect it that interesting”, “you feel different after having participated because you deal with topics of global importance”.
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We are very pleased with the role they played in Barcelona and specially with the interest they showed in an initiative of this style, which brings them closer to a different reality, puts them in contact with other countries and cultures, and helps them to mature beyond the walls of our school.
Nuestros chicos han valorado esta experiencia como algo único y la han definido ellos mismos con frases como: “no me lo esperaba así de interesante”, “te sientes diferente después de haber participado porque tratas temas de importancia mundial”.
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Estamos muy satisfechos del papel que hicieron en Barcelona y especialmente del interés que mostraron por una iniciativa de este estilo, que les acerca una realidad diferente, les pone en contacto con otros países y culturas, además de que les ayuda a madurar más allá de las paredes de nuestro colegio.