Model United Nations Conference

On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January, 14 students from SPGS attended the Model United Nations Conference at St Paul's School; participating in a weekend full of fierce debate, fascinating discussions, and the opportunity to learn about a whole range of global issues.

Students participated as delegates for either Norway or Japan, with Alex, Lucinda and Neha as the more experienced VIII students taking the role of chair as well. 

On Friday we were able to debate the first topic assigned to our committees, allowing for us to settle into the role of representing our nations’ views, and become more accustomed to the fast-paced style of Model UN debate. It was wonderful to see our research come to use, with detailed knowledge of our nations’ policy on the given topics enabling us to be confident in giving speeches. With Claire (VII), Shonali (VI), Clara (VI), Chloe (V), and Siya (V) all having written resolutions that were chosen for debate, the quality of this research became evident.

The hard work continued on Saturday, with further discussion in the smaller committees until the afternoon and final activity of General Assembly debate. Here, all nations assembled to debate a crisis topic, and we were thrilled that the resolution written by Tisya (VII) was chosen for a tense 90-minute debate. A further congratulations goes to Claire for the award of Outstanding Delegate, and Chloe for Best Overall Delegate in their respective committees. A huge congratulations to everyone who took part.

A huge thank you goes out to the staff that enabled us to attend – particularly Ms Budden and Mr Perdikis – who were amazingly supportive all weekend and have been this whole term! 

Tisya, Claire, Nikita, Iman (MUN Leaders, VII)