More than 150 students from school across New England participated in a mock United Nations event on Wednesday.
Middle and high school students acted as world leaders to come up with solutions to a hypothetical water crisis. The kids acted as presidents, prime ministers, and ambassadors of the countries they were assigned to.
The event began with opening statements where students shared their ideas on how to solve the water crisis. Students were only allowed to use the resources their countries have in real life.
They were then given the opportunity to talk with one another and join forces to solve the crisis together.
Teachers from each school were there to advise the students but felt that they had prepared them enough to take on the task alone.
Douglas Goodell, from the Bridgewater-Raynham School District, told 22News, “It’s good for them to see how to do research, how to solve real-world problems, things that are really going on now. These are the future leaders of the country.”
Some of the solutions included opening up new waterways, and building filtration systems in the hopes of giving all countries access to clean water.