MUN success in Bristol!
Ten pupils attended the Model United Nations (MUN) conference in Bristol Grammar School (BGS) on Sunday 4th February. They were representing the delegations of Kazakhstan and Germany. New and experienced delegates engaged in the discussions and made excellent contributions to the debates on a variety of current international issues, such as the situation in Myanmar, the subjugation of women under religious institutions and the integration of refugees. Many congratulations to all ten delegates for their participation in this event.
Three delegates stood out on the day for their outstanding performance in their committees:
- Joseph Day was awarded Best Junior Delegate in the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) for his excellent contributions as delegate of Germany in his first ever MUN conference.
- Michal Ossowski achieved the award of Highly Commended Delegate in the Commission on Science and Technology Development (CSTD) as representative of Kazakhstan. He submitted a thorough resolution to deal with the issue of Biodiversity which dominated the first half of the debate. In true Kazakh spirit, he made a strong alliance with the Russian delegation, and his resolution narrowly passed with 16 votes in favour of it in a committee of 30.
- Felix Hobbs, our Secretary General in Downside, achieved the award of Commended Delegate in the highly competitive Security Council. The Security Council enjoys the highest level of debate, and it is a remarkable achievement to stand out amongst the most experienced of delegates.
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