Norwich, England, UK (c) 2016 Anthony Speca

Launching the Norwich Model Arctic Council

In July 2016, a group of secondary-school pupils convened in Norwich, UK, for the inaugural Norwich Model Arctic Council (NORMAC).  An educational initiative of Polar Aspect, in collaboration with and hosted by Norwich School, NORMAC is intended to raise awareness of the Arctic; to inspire pupils to learn more about the region, its peoples and its challenges; and to develop skills in public speaking, negotiation and consensus-building.  Pupil feedback after the conference was uniformly positive, and NORMAC will return in April 2017 in an expanded format open to all secondary schools in the UK and beyond. For further details and to register interest, please visit the NORMAC website, and follow NORMAC on Twitter @NorwichMAC.

Read the full article about launching NORMAC in the 2016 Arctic Yearbook.