VCE French students will participate in the French Language Model United Nations. This event simulates a full-day session of the United Nations General Assembly. The day is conducted entirely in the French language and through role play and debate students have the opportunity to step into the shoes of country ambassadors and use their negotiation and diplomacy skills to express the views of their allocated country. Students present their country’s position to the General Assembly, interact with other delegates during the caucus sessions, and move amendments to a Draft Resolution. This unique language immersion event is an opportunity for students to learn about international relations, the UN system and global issues in an engaging, dynamic environment, while developing their language skills.
Location: Bastow: Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership 603 – 615 Queensberry St, North Melbourne 3051
It is expected we all meet at the venue. Getting there (See instructions at the end)
Catering: Morning tea supplied. BYO lunch & drink bottles to diminish the use of single use plastic water bottles and to follow COVIDSafe protocols.
Timing: Registrations will start from 8.30am with the formal proceedings starting at 9am. We will finish by 3pm.
Teacher in charge: Sumiyo Kamimura
Dress Code: Full Academic Uniform
We recommend that you catch public transport to our North Melbourne learning spaces, which are located 2 kilometres north-west of Melbourne’s central business district. Students require a valid MYKI card with sufficient funds.
Tram 57 (West Maribyrnong) starts at the corner of Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street. Alight at stop number 14 on the corner of Abbotsford Street and Queensberry Street (15 minutes).
Train (Craigieburn, Sydenham, Upfield, Werribee or Williamstown line) from Flinders Street station to North Melbourne station (10 minutes). Walk left onto Dryburgh Street until Queensberry Street (500 metres). Turn right into Queensberry Street and Bastow is on the right (300 metres).