Pupils attended the Model United Nations (MUN) conference to debate issues such as Child Marriage, the Zika Virus, Cyber Terrorism and the Environmental Consequences of War.
Pupils represented Egypt, Iran and India in the discussions and the group included some first year pupils who hadn’t been to a MUN conference before through to lower sixth pupils who had more experience.
Pupils performed really well throughout the one day event and a number of them were commended for their debates. Successes included:
- Jacob Locket – awarded Outstanding for representing Iran in the Human Rights Committee
- Murray Jallands – awarded Outstanding for representing Iran on the Disarmament Committee
- Nathan Eckersley – Highly Commended for representing Iran in Cybersci Committee
- Oliver Sheard – Highly Commended for representing Egypt in the Security Council
- Emily Noble – Highly Commended for representing India in the Human Rights Committee
(Outstanding = first place, Highly Commended = Second place, Commended = third place)
The delegation representing Iran were also Highly Commended for their performance throughout the day.
Psychology teacher Mr Nigel Browne accompanied the pupils to the conference and he was pleased with how the event went: “All the pupils who attended said how much they had enjoyed the experience and the opportunity to really see how MUN works on a bigger scale than the debates we hold in school.
“We hope that the success and enjoyment of the day will continue next year and that many of these pupils will be representing the school at the next MUN conference in October.”