Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

03 Oct 2019
MUN: Solutions not Sides

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Students in Upper 6 and others participating in Model UN have taken part in a workshop programme with input from both Israelis and Palestinians who have lived through the conflict, as well as senior members of Jewish and Muslim communities, in order to enable them to make a positive, solutions-focused contribution to debates on Israel-Palestine. Our students explored a one-state or two-state solution, with reference to the complex ethnic, religious, economic and political divides in the region. 

This is our second visit from this inspiring group - whose hopes of some sightseeing in Edinburgh last week were dampened by heavy rain – and they are keen to continue to work with our students in their Student Leadership Programme in which Fiyin (U6 Leaver 2019) participated with great success this summer, “impressing with her contributions to the discussion, the questions she asked and the way she conducted herself - truly a testament to the school and wonderful individual.”

We hope that some of the current Upper 6 might be interested in this 5-day residential programme in London in the Summer of 2020 when students from all over the UK will come together to learn about the conflict in greater depth:

https://www.solutionsnotsides.co.uk/student-leadership-programme/

For those who would just like to learn more about the complex politics of this region, there is a weekly update of news articles, videos, blog posts and podcasts from a huge range of sources, Hebrew and Arabic, as well as international:

https://www.solutionsnotsides.co.uk/news/

 

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