February 3, 2017
Thursday has been very much like the John Wayne film, The Longest Day, with hours spent amending and crunching the grammar, the sub-clauses and the resolutions. One committee I sat in with Alexia spent 10 minutes demanding that the resolution was that the committee be allowed to go to lunch: there was almost an open revolution! The motion was passed and the chair was relieved. Ironically, throughout the day I caught feeds from CNN and the pressing issues our students are discussing were coming across the screen: child soldiers, nuclear proliferation, the threatening of borders; that’s the theme of this MUN: ‘borders’: how they can restrict or how they might sometimes be a welcome restraining hand: one person’s border is another person’s barrier I guess. The students are sticking to the task in hand with great determination, but they are tired. The final push tomorrow, then home Saturday.