In our interview series, entitled “Peace Talks”, we speak to peacemakers with different backgrounds and life stories, and ask them to share their thoughts and reflections.
This edition of “Peace Talks” features Chloe Lee from Raffles Girls’ School:
Q: How did you feel about the Peacemakers Conference 2017?
I absolutely loved it! Ranging from the visits to the courts and NUS law school, and to the interesting lessons and mediation exercises, it was a very enriching experience learning about mediation as a whole. The instructors for each breakout group were really cool too!
Q: What was your favourite part of the Conference?
Definitely the mediating competition and actually practising mediation. It was really fun working with students from other schools, to try our hand at mediation as amateurs, and of course roleplaying as well! 🙂
Q: What is an example of you applying what you learned in the Conference in real life?
I use what I learnt in the Peacemakers Conference all the time. I don’t panic when I am caught in the middle of an argument now, because I am clearer about what to say and the right time to say it! One example would be at home when my siblings are quarrelling – the resolution often needs someone to help both parties clear the air and talk things out!
Q: If you had one piece of advice for incoming participants of the Peacemakers Conference 2018, what would it be?
Have lots of fun, ask lots of questions and don’t be shy! It’s a really rare opportunity to get to experience mediation in such a fun way, so make the most out of it!
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