With our own Model United Nations conference on the horizon, pupils from lower down the school have started to get involved in the society – with a huge turnout at Tuesday’s preliminary debate leaving standing room only.
At an MUN debate, pupils research a nation and take on roles as that country’s diplomats and attempt to develop solutions to world problems.
Euthanasia was the topic of Tuesday lunchtime’s discussion, with the participants ranging in age from 11-year-olds in the first year to experienced heads from the Upper Sixth. The session was organised and run entirely by the sixth form with the aim of giving the newcomers the chance to see how an MUN debate runs.
There are still places available at our forthcoming conference, scheduled to take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March, with registration forms and more information available on our dedicated Model United Nations at Stockport Grammar School website.
It will be the first MUN conference to be held at the school since a highly successful event in 2010, which attracted young people from as far away as Cyprus and guest speakers such as Labour MP Tony Lloyd.