Last month we took three delegations to the Model United Nations (MUN) conference, representing Lebanon, Mexico and the UK.
We took 21 pupils from upper sixth to third year. For many of the upper sixth form this was their last conference before they leave school this summer.
The weekend covered many international issues, such as urban development; use of torture; the future of the UN; food security; leaving planet earth and freedom of the media. Throughout the weekend our pupils had their resolutions debated with many of them passed.
The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their experience, particularly those who hadn’t attended previous conferences.
After a fierce weekend of debating, the following pupils won awards:
Murry Jallands – Commended – Human Rights Council, Mexico
Tom Pearce – Highly Commended – Economic and Social, UK
Jacob Lockett – Commended – Environment, UK
Mohammed Ali – Political, UK
Psychology teacher Mr Browne said:
Both Mr Breffit and I are really impressed with the quality of the debate that each pupil presented and the research and preparation that they conducted before the weekend. We hope that the experience of this conference will inspire the pupils to attend future MUN events.