Congratulations to our Model UN debating students, Abdulrahman, Mateous and Chit Yu who represented Westbourne at the Model United Nations this week! The aim of the conference is for delegates to agree on an international resolution on the issue of climate change, similar to the UN CIimate Change COP talks, whilst playing the part of their country as authentically as possible.
Through this conference young people are encouraged to be more engaged with climate change and international relations and consider the responsibility of Wales, both locally and globally. Key themes during the conference included developing future generations, fighting climate change, supporting causes close to people’s hearts.
During the two days the boys got to see the Senedd building, sit in on an official *hearing* and even meet the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language and the Leader of Wales Green Party.
Three of our students had the unique opportunity to experience a highly selective taster day at Cambridge University.
The future geographers had the opportunity to explore the impressive campus, listen to exciting lectures on topics such as “Women in Antarctica” and “Supervolcanoes” as well as sample a little of life at university.
Students were fortunate enough to get three of the only 30 places offered for the day thanks to their Geography teacher Mrs Barber.
Year 6 and 7 had their first fixtures against a local school. The girls’ netball team and the boys’ football team had their first opportunity in testing their skills against peers from a near-by school.
While both teams were nervous to begin with they all performed really well and showed their absolute best!
Year 6 recently visited the Cosmeston Medieval village. The children braved the rain and cold to see how people used to live in the ‘good old days’ – from going to work at the age of 6 to having two-seated loos with no doors! Their guide John introduced them to some old-time characters and gave them facts about how they lived.
Year 3 went to the Egypt Centre at Swansea University. They got to mummify a body and see what they would look like as the gods and goddesses of Egypt.