27 April 2018
Earlier this term, a group of St Helen’s and Larkmead students from Years 10–Upper Sixth attended the three-day MUN conference at Magdalen College School, representing the countries of Russia, Saudi Arabia and Australia. Resolutions were lobbied and selected for debate and all three countries were fully involved in General Assembly when attempting to solve a worldwide emergency crisis. Notably there were many first-time MUN participants from all years who got stuck in with debate and represented their countries with pride.
The weekend was a great success with lots of great debate and multiple individual and team successes for the joint school society: Cara winning highly commended and Anna (both Year 11) winning best delegate in the two political committees; Olivia (Upper Sixth) winning commended in Human Rights; Eleanor and Eve (Lower Sixth) winning commended in Health and Environment and Lydia (Lower Sixth) winning commended in the Security Council. Furthermore, the delegation from Russia secured an award for commended delegation in the General Assembly on Sunday afternoon.
This is the highest number of awards that the St Helen’s (now joint with Larkmead) MUN Society has won for the last four years of conferences. Many congratulations to all students taking part and we hope for even more awards next year!
Lydia, Lower Sixth