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Review: Students Attend Model United Nations Event

On Saturday 14th October, members of the Beaconsfield High School Model United Nations Society, accompanied by Mrs Packer and Mrs Pritchard, attended an international conference at Royal Russell School in Croydon.

The four day conference consisted of formal, UN-style debate within specialised committees, as well as one large assembly where students from across the globe gathered to discuss some of the most pressing issues in the world today. Such topics included the question of Kosovo Independence and Child Soldiers.

As a school we were assigned the delegations of Germany and Haiti, which we had to research and debate appropriately according to their stance on different issues.

All students successfully had their submitted resolutions approved and Marianne James and Katie Hearne had their resolutions passed at committee.

Additionally, two students from Beaconsfield High, Alia Chohan and Kavya Sharma, were allocated the esteemed roles of committee chairs; this meant that they were responsible for running the debates and overseeing the committees.

Overall, the conference was a fantastic opportunity for all the students to practice their debate skills as well as developing confidence in public speaking and interacting with peers from all around the world. The event was also a unique chance for us to research global issues and learn about the views of different nations, since we debated from the stance of an assigned country. The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all, with so much gained. Many thanks to Mrs Packer and Mrs Pritchard, without whom the trip would not have been possible.

For any students interested in joining or finding out more about our MUN society, we meet every Thursday in K13 and all students from Year 11 upwards are encouraged to come along.

Teacher postscript: The above article was kindly written by Katie Hearne, who is far too modest to say that she was awarded a ‘Distinguished Delegate’ award by her Committee Chair, so a big well done Katie!