2015 UN YOUTH FORUM
Recently, ten of Good Counsel College’s Social Science students attended the UN Youth Forum, held at James Cook University. Organised by UN Youth Australia, the two day forum allowed students to participate in a range of activities with a focus on the theme of ‘Human Rights and Human Security’.
Activities included group advertising campaigns about important social issues, student debates, as well as the staging of a mock sitting of the UN Security Council, where students were able to amend and vote on prepared resolutions from the perspective of their assigned nation. These activities both tested and expanded student knowledge of current world events, as well as highlighting the differing viewpoints of countries in regards to these issues. The group advertising campaigns also allowed students to highlight their rather impressive acting abilities!
At the conclusion of the forum, GCC’s Ethan and Bianca were awarded second place in the Cairns regional round of the Evatt Trophy for the second year in succession – a fine achievement. The pair was judged to have been one of the most effective UN representatives across the duration of the forum; however all of GCC’s attendees should be congratulated for their participation (on a weekend, no less!) and willingness to speak their mind. If the performance of our students is anything to go by, the future of our country is in excellent hands.
FOOD REVOLUTION DAY - 15th May
Jamie Oliver will be hosting his Food Revolution Day cooking lesson, where he’ll make his “Squash it” sandwich. Hospitality and Home Economic students will host a school community lunch event offering healthy options for sandwiches and wraps. Please provide a gold coin donation if your child is interested in this event thanks.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES- 15th May
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 and reflects the importance of international communities and families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. As part of the promotion of this significant day, Hospitality
students together with student volunteers from Good Counsel College’s school community will be hosting a family breakfast. If your Family would like to participate on this day, breakfast will be available from 7am. This is a great way to end the school week and come together to promote families, community and healthy food. Cost: Family $10 payable on the day.
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