We took a delegation of 28 pupils to the Model United Nations (MUN) conference last month where debaters won a range of prestigious prizes.
It is one of the largest MUN conferences in the North West and requires a high level of debate from the pupils involved.
Acting as diplomats from Argentina, Kuwait and Lithuania pupils discussed world issues from their researched country’s viewpoint. They were successful in contributions to debates and were commended for their performances in the general assembly debate.
Outstanding delegate: Tom Pearse in the Economic and Social Committee for representing Argentina.
Commended: Lili Jones representing Lithuania in the Political Committee
Commended: Max Hulse representing Kuwait in the Economic and Social Committee
Special mention: Arvin Sadeghzadeh-Araghi and Muhammad Ali
The Kuwait delegation won the outstanding award for their performance in General Assembly. This was due to their emotional and rousing speech given to the entire conference of over 500 delegates. This is the second year in a row that Stockport Grammar have won this award.
The next MUN conference our pupils will be involved with will be on the 30-31st January 2016.
MUN is part our co-curricular provision which was judged to be outstanding in the school’s most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate inspection.
As well as regularly attending conferences around the country, our pupils also take part in smaller debates at lunch and after school which give younger debaters the chance to try the activity. We hold weekly meetings in school for any pupil who is interested in joining in with MUN.
See our co-curricular activities pages for full details of our programme throughout the Senior School.