Year 12 students travel to Haileybury for a mock-UN debate
History teacher, Mr Oldridge, recently accompanied fifteen Year 12 students to Haileybury, where they too on students from around the world in the school's Model United Nations Conference (HMUN).
HMUN is a three day simulation which gives students a unique insight into the work of the United Nations. It is designed for secondary students and is intended to provide an occasion for the delegates to discuss world issues, learn valuable public speaking skills and above all, meet new people from all over the world.
Our students not only had to debate in front of large numbers of students but also take on the role of delegates from a particular country. Representing the needs of the rugby-mad island nation of Fiji were Jaime, Kate, Ella, Emily and Albie; fighting for the East European state of Georgia were Sadiya, Alannah, Suzanne, Weronika and Oliver; and standing up for the former French colony of Tunisia were Louise, Lucy, Victoria, Natalie and Lorenzo.
Mr Oldridge said "It was the first time any of them had competed in a MUN conference, but it didn't show as they all got involved in a high level of international debate from the start. All that's left to say is bring on HMUN 2016!"