Sir John Lawes School pupils in St Albans win Ministry of Defence inter-school challenge
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Students had to use their negotiation skills to defuse a civil war and rescue British citizens.
Thankfully, the scenario role-played by students from Sir John Lawes School in St Alabns was fictional as part of a Ministry of Defence (MoD) inter-school chalenge.
Taking on roles of the prime minister and cabinet secretaries, they gave press conferences and made use of their diplomatic and team-working skills.
One of the participants, Jay Colston-Patel, said: “At first we were rather nervous about speaking in front of so many people but as the day progressed, we altered our speeches, gained in confidence and managed to deliver a rather professional piece as a team.
“The event also proved valuable as it gave us the chance to learn more about government roles and provided information about working for the MoD.”
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The team was invited to MOD headquarters in Whitehall, where they gave a presentation on their experiences and the challenge itself.
They were also presented with their certificates by deputy chief of defence staff, Lt General Richard Nugee.
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