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Student Delegates at MUNs abroad : Here’s the Oakridge story!

  • 23 April 2024

I am thrilled to share the remarkable experience of our MYP 4A students, Kaavya, Tejaswi, and Siya, who recently represented our school in the SEAME&I Model United Nations (MUN) conference at Northbridge International School, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The three-day event, held from March 28th to March 31st, was an enriching journey for our students, beginning with their arrival in Phnom Penh on the morning of the 28th after departing Bangalore the previous evening.

Day 1

On the 28th, the day started with exploring the rich history and culture of Phnom Penh through a city tour. Immersing themselves in the vibrant atmosphere and historical significance of the city, our students gained a deeper understanding of Cambodia’s heritage. Additionally, during the city tour, our students had the opportunity to interact and exchange their thoughts with students from other schools, setting a collaborative tone before the conference. The day culminated with a memorable boat ride and dinner on the Chatmok River, providing a perfect blend of education and enjoyment.

Day 2

On the 29th, the official commencement took place. Throughout the day, our students demonstrated diplomacy strategies and engaged in constructive dialogue to address pressing global issues. Their active participation and thoughtful contributions exemplified their commitment to finding solutions to complex international problems.

Day 3

Continuing the 30th, our students persisted with their diplomacy strategies and engaged in constructive dialogue to address pressing global issues. Once again, their active participation and thoughtful contributions showcased their dedication to effecting positive change on a global scale. The day concluded with a lively social event, featuring an amazing musical night that further fostered camaraderie and cultural exchange among the delegates.

Finally, on the 31st, the conference was dedicated to the closing ceremony and award distribution. Our students seized this opportunity to contemplate their achievements and commemorate their successes alongside peers from around the world.

As the MUN teacher in-charge, I am delighted to witness the enthusiasm and dedication demonstrated by our students throughout this event. Their achievements reflect not only their hard work but also the support and encouragement they receive from our school community.

Participating in events like the SEAME&I MUN not only enriches our students’ academic experience but also aligns with the principles of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Through engaging with global issues, collaborating with peers from different cultures, and honing their diplomatic skills, our students exemplify the attributes of IB learners—principled, open-minded, and reflective individuals prepared to make a positive impact in an interconnected world.

Once again, congratulations to Kaavya, Tejaswi, Siya, for their outstanding performance at the SEAME&I MUN. Let us continue to nurture and empower our students to become responsible global citizens.

Yojna Tamang
MUN teacher in-charge & MYP Individuals and Societies Facilitator.