UN re-enactment staged

A student re-enactment of the United Nations General Assembly was staged at Erina on Thursday, May 29, with students from 11 high schools brought together by the combined Central Coast Rotary Clubs in the annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) event.

The students, who were dressed according to the customs of the nation of their choice, debated four resolutions and a peace resolution from the point of view of the nation they had chosen to represent. Nine teams received the three adjudicator’s commendations including teams from Lakes Grammar, Brisbane Water Senior College, Central Coast Grammar School, Gosford, Terrigal and Narara Valley High Schools. The Linda McLean Memorial Peace trophy was won by Afghanistan (Erina High School) and the St Edwards Christian Brothers’ College team of Nigeria gained this year’s costume prize.

Third prize was awarded to Central Coast Grammar School who represented Japan and runner-up to Green Point Christian College who represented the USA. The winner’s trophy will stay with last year’s winner, Gosford High School, and the Year 12 team will now be entitled to compete at the National Model United Nations Assembly event to be held from August 15 to 17 at the Australian Museum of Democracy (Old Parliament House). The event was attended by Cr Vicki Scott on behalf of Gosford mayor and officially opened by Rotary past assistant district governor Mr Adrian Gale.

Email, 1 Jul 2014
Henk Keulemans,