Stockport Grammar School welcomed over 100 visiting pupils to a Model United Nations (MUN) conference held at the school just before the end of the spring term.
Attendees at SGSMUN were split into six committees: Security Council; Human Rights; Fu-Tech; EnviroSoc; Culture; and Political and Disarmament and they discussed issues including cultural integration, animal use in entertainment, corruption in political office, ethics and reliance on Artificial Intelligence and the Syrian Civil War.
The weekend generated many interesting and informed debates in all of the committees and reflected the talents of the pupils who competed. The chairs of each committee skilfully maintained the high level of debate.
The event culminated with a crisis that was discussed at the General Assembly. The crisis was a solar flare that affected the majority of the world and it was the role of the MUN to find a resolution to this problem.
The school looked the part with flags from around the world flying outside the main gate and the Main Hall was a splendid venue for the large General Assembly debate. The pupils who organised the event put on a brilliant conference and received a number of positive comments from the visiting schools.
Many thanks go to the organising committee:
- Arvin Araghi – Secretary General
- Oliver Sheard – Deputy Secretary General
- Fergus Ustianowski – Head of Administration
- Karim Challah – Head of Chairs
- Richard Seed – Deputy Head of Chairs
- Head of Secretariat – Anna Hanson and Finley Nolan
- Others – Nathan Eckersley, Asad Raza, Katy Brown, Elena Varadé García, Murray Jallands, Millie Johnson and Dominic Grant
Thanks also go to the maintenance and catering staff for their help throughout the weekend, I.T. expert Mr Quinn for his work on the event’s website and Mr Browne and Mr Breffit for their management of the MUN club.