Five King’s pupils, three-fifth formers and two lower sixths participated in an online version of the Bath International Schools’ Model United Nations (MUN) last weekend hosted by Kingswood School. The team came home with both individual and team commendations.
Model United Nations is a fantastic opportunity for all students who are interested in learning more about how the UN operates. Hundreds of thousands of students worldwide take part every year at a variety of educational levels. It provides students with the opportunity to learn about countries around the world and acquire the ability to state an idea clearly, and build consensus, to achieve solutions to the global problems that will affect us all.
At Bath International Schools’ Model United Nations (MUN) 117 online delegates from 13 different schools across the UK joined the online Conference, which was held virtually over Microsoft Teams. King’s had a small delegation who represented Kenya at the event. The team was made up of George FF (who was on Security Council), Salva FF (Health Committee), John L6 (Environment Committee), Ben FF (Disarmament Committee) and Maddy L6 (Human Rights Committee).
Maddy won a Highly Commended in her Human Rights Committee, and George was Commended in Security Council. The delegation as a whole won a Commendation for their total contribution at the conference.
George’s award especially deserves a special mention as Security Council is usually for Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth students so for a Fifth Former to stand out in that crowd is tremendously good.
On 23rd March an even larger delegation of pupils will be attending the Cheadle Hulme 2021 conference which again will be held online. The team is looking to retaining their title as Last year King’s won overall Best Delegation at Conference, so the team is particularly looking forward to getting back to that conference to see their name in lights – roll on 2022.
Model UN is a popular activity for those interested in learning more about how the UN operates. Hundreds of thousands of students worldwide take part every year at all educational levels. Many of today’s leaders in law, government, business and the arts – including at the UN itself – participated in Model UN as student.
King’s Model United Nations club has continued to meet virtually throughout the lockdowns. All Year groups are welcome to attend, and the club is excited for next term when they can get back to meeting in person.