WCIA Mock Conference
March 25th, 2021 by Sarah Turnham
On Tuesday 23rd March Poppy Stowell-Evans, Rosie Trueman, Ralph Timermanis, Shiraz Mohammed-Ali, Maham Aziz, Maida Aziz and Katie Gabica represented Llanwern at the WCIA Mock Conference of Parties. In this event our pupils worked in teams to represent countries in a model UN format to discuss climate change and agree on resolutions. Our teams worked with delegations from other schools to amend resolutions to meet their country’s needs. Llanwern represented Botswana (Poppy and Rosie), Pakistan (Maham and Shiraz) and Spain (Ralph, Katie and Maida) and to do this they needed to complete an incredible amount of research in advance and give opening statements regarding their country’s position on climate change. They negotiated with other schools and on the day all resolutions were passed with amendments. Poppy and Maham are also Youth Climate Ambassadors for Wales and were responsible for helping to draft the resolutions.