"The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world." Ralph Bunche
United Nations Day is observed all over the world annually on 24 October to commemorate the anniversary of the creation of the United Nations through the 1945 UN Charter. The Indian School - Second Shift celebrated the occasion with a series of engaging and informative classroom activities. The objective was to educate and raise awareness among students of classes 6 to 10 about the United Nations, its mission, and its role in addressing the global challenges.
Class 6 Activities: UN Facts and Symbols
In class 6, students were introduced to the United Nations through a presentation that covered its history, mission, and key symbols, such as the UN flag and emblem. They engaged in discussions and quizzes to enrich their knowledge and understanding.
Class 7 Activities: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Class 7 focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Students learned about the 17 SDGs and their significance in addressing global issues. They were encouraged to discuss specific goals that resonated with them the most and how they could contribute towards its achievement.
Class 8 Activities: MUN Mini-Session
For class 8, a Model United Nations (MUN) mini-session was held. Students were divided into delegations representing different countries and they discussed a hypothetical global issue. This activity promoted critical thinking, diplomacy, and public speaking skills among the students.
Class 9 Activities: International Culture Showcase
Class 9 students participated in an international culture showcasing. They researched and presented cultures, traditions, and customs of various countries in the classroom. This allowed them to appreciate cultural diversity and understand the importance of inter-cultural dialogue.
Class 10 Activities: Debate on Current Global Issues
In class 10, students engaged in a debate on current global issues. They researched and presented arguments on topics such as climate change, peacekeeping efforts and human rights. This activity encouraged them to think critically about real-world challenges and derive considerable alternatives for the concurrent issues.
United Nations Day at The Indian School - Second Shift provided an excellent opportunity for the students of classes 6 to 10 to gain a deeper understanding of the United Nations and its global significance. Through participating in classroom activities, students learned about peace, sustainability, and the importance of international cooperation and prevalent global crises.
These activities not only educated the students but also paved the way for them to broaden their horizons, empathise with global issues, and consider their role as responsible future global citizens.