Sixth form students participated in the Future Leaders Network’s Mock G7 Summit at Strathearn the same time as the G7 world leaders sat in negotiations in Cornwall.
24 pupils took part in the event, which introduced them to the purpose and history of the G7, inducted them into the role of world leaders, Ministers and Sherpas in the process, and concluded with a real-world negotiation simulation. The students then agreed three actions they would take to protect and conserve the world’s oceans.
Commenting, Sophie Daud, Chief Executive Officer at the Future Leaders Network, said “The G7 2021 is a huge event in the diplomatic calendar - the first face-to-face meeting of world leaders in nearly 2 years, aiming to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our planet. The Mock G7 Programme is similarly momentous. Never before have young people across the U.K. had the opportunity to learn about and participate in G7 simulations, and the topic - ocean action - has never been more important.”