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Haileybury MUN Conference

This month, some Broxbourne students were immersed in the world of international debating when they attended the Haileybury Model United Nations Conference, the largest in the UK, representing the countries of Antigua & Barbuda, Djibouti, Montenegro and Myanmar.

Over 600 students from across the world debated topics that currently face the real UN.

"Environmental Warriors", Ayo Afolabi and Ugo Ihearahu, were leading the charge to save the Indonesian Rainforest, as the "Fab Four" of Oliver Shustock, Lorenzo Lenguito, Troy Dyer and Harry Stoll were tackling the issue of legalising prostitution, and our excellent Year 11 "Politicos", Diondrea and Liam, fought to promote worldwide democracy.  In the Human Rights committee the "Golden Girls", Charlotte Quant, Stephanie Kushanu and Emily Millward, were finding ways to provide basic human rights to refugees, while our "Special Team" of Joseph Downes, Freddie Collins and Stephen Kushanu dealt with the issue of the persecution of Muslims in Myanmar.

They each spoke in front of around 60 delegates in their committees and Stephen even spoke in front of the whole General Assembly of 600+.

Head of Broxbourne MUN, Mr Oldridge, said that "It was fantastic to see our young people engaging in such passionate debate on world issues, clear evidence against the perception that young people today do not care about the world outside of their smartphones."