For the remainder of Friday, we enjoyed some relaxation before the intensity of the MUN conference on Saturday. We visited LazGam, a laser game provider in Holiday Inn, Sukhumvit, and had great fun channeling our inner-commando. It was an excellent way to release any nerves and tension, also providing students with an excellent excuse to gang up on their teacher. Friday evening was spent in Terminal 21 for dinner and downtime.
The unmoderated caucus is the time when students are allowed to mingle with other delegates and speak informally to one another about the topics.
The aim is for delegates with similar views to find one another, form alliances and work together.
This is the time when students can get to know one another and it makes the formal debates to follow much less daunting.
Debating is in the parliamentary style. In essence, this is 'speech-style' debate interspersed with points and motions. Students will stand at the front and deliver speeches about resolutions they have created in collaboration with other delegates. These speeches can be either for or against the resolution and their aim is to encourage other delegates to vote in a particular way. Following the speeches, delegates are open to points of clarification and inquiry (if they choose to be). Here, other delegates may ask questions of the speech-giver, pertaining to their speech or resolution. Questioners are entitled to follow-up the answer provided by the delegate at the podium.