Pestalozzi students head to London for international conference

4 February 2013

Vincent Tembo at LIMUN 2012Twenty four students from Pestalozzi International Village Trust in Sedlescombe will head to London in February as delegates at London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) – the largest university-based Model United Nations conference in Europe.

LIMUN has a reputation for an exceptional standard of debate, and this year Pestalozzi students will join 1500 representatives from across the world to debate some of the most pressing issues within the global agenda. Taking on the role of world leaders, these young people will work together to find solutions to international challenges and build relationships that cross borders of background, cultures and nationalities. Pestalozzi students are honoured to participate in LIMUN, as other delegates are university students from specialised academic fields.

Each Pestalozzi student has been assigned a committee and a country, and they will debate diplomatically on a number of pertinent world issues – all the while representing their country’s stance, even if they don’t agree with it!

"I am looking forward to the challenge of LIMUN,” said Tibetan student Tenzin Paldon. "I hope to achieve a broader base of knowledge on world affairs and a boost of self-confidence!”

Preparing for LIMUN 2013In preparation for the conference, the LIMUN Deputy General Secretary, Rizwan Amin, recently visited Pestalozzi in Sedlescombe, East Sussex to conduct a workshop with students. He offered a few tips about public presentation, confidence and formality.

For many students, this is a dream come true. Nepali student Bibek Basnet quipped, "I’ve always looked forward to the time when I could say: Fellow delegates...!”

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