It was a very busy morning here at Cam Prep as many of the students took a break from their usual major classes to participate in a Model United Nations.
Paz, who teaches our Law major class, kindly set up and ran a three-hour negotiation simulation, which most classes participated in. The theme of the conference was Data Use and Digital Privacy – hugely topical at the moment in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and US election interference, and an issue that the students could really relate to! Working in teams of two, students represented major countries or companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, to find a framework and solution to these pressing issues that all participants and stakeholders could benefit from. Each delegation gave opening speeches laying out their positions, before engaging in moderated and unmoderated caucuses. All the students really got into their roles and proved their negotiating skills!
In the afternoon Molecular Biology, Criminology and Espionage combined to do a crime scene investigation exercise!
Meanwhile, the Studio Art minor class headed to the nearby village of Grantchester along with Program Director Doug to draw inspiration from the landscape.
After classes, our activities directors ran yoga, board games and more punting!