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Middle Schoolers Experience the Beauty of Rome at 2024 Montessori Model United Nations

Our 7th and 8th grade students recently ventured to Rome, Italy, for the 2024 Montessori Model United Nations. Our delegates represented their designated countries with dedication and soaked in popular tourist attractions like the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, the Victor Emmanuel II Monument, Vatican City, and Navona Square. 

The primary goal of the MMUN is to help students foster an understanding of world affairs and cultivate problem-solving skills through collaboration and diplomacy. Our delegation joined Montessori peers from across the globe to assume the roles of delegates representing different nations. They acted on behalf of their assigned country in role-play activities like drafting proposals, delivering presentations, and debating real-world global issues. 

“In Rome, students were exposed to a new culture, language, and population while attending the conference,” said eighth grader Sean Kowalski. “The process was started in early February of this year. Students chose their topics and countries and wrote a position paper about the country they were representing. Students then wrote a one-minute speech to be presented at the conference, allowing other delegates to understand our delegations’ perspectives on the topic.”

Japanese delegates Sean Kowalski and Eleanor Tinio represented Hudson Montessori Middle School at the closing bureau of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council. Another Japanese delegate, Atharva Agaskar, represented our school at the closing bureau of the Food and Agriculture Organization.

“Along the way, we enjoyed several Italian foods like pizza, pasta, and gelato! Overall, the students who visited Rome had lots of fun on their exciting trip,” eighth grader Atharva Agaskar said.

To learn more about Hudson Montessori School's interdisciplinary, theme-based learning approach to education, the Montessori philosophy and methodology, or how the school fosters the love of learning for its students, the school welcomes parents to learn more for children aged 2 to eighth grade at our upcoming open houses.

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