The Thomas Hardye School

THS Students impress at Model UN Event

 

Model UN


Last Sunday 20 sixth formers from Thomas Hardye were stood outside the school gates at 6am on a Sunday morning in full business dress. This spectacle was a result of their decision to represent the school at the Bristol Grammar School 8th Annual Model UN conference. They were representing their assigned nations (Iran, China, Poland and Kenya) on various UN committees and this year we were even selected to represent China on the Security Council (well done George Carroll and Lucas Jones in year 12)!

Committees were in session most of the day and the students worked proposing resolutions to the problems being debated; questioning other nation’s proposals and trying to reach agreements on actions the UN could take to remedy some of the world’s most pressing issues, from religious extremism to deforestation.

The students represented the school exceptionally well, the conference’s organiser Dr. Robert Massey even commented that the students were ‘the most professional’ looking delegates he had seen all day! All the students had prepared resolutions for their committee’s topics beforehand and a large number of them were actually selected by the Committee Chairs on the day to discuss and debate! This shows the high level of research that the student’s put into their nation’s stance on particular issues and the quality of the resolutions they produced as a result.

This was then topped off by our very own Year 13, Oliver Weaver being awarded ‘Best Delegate’ for the Human Rights Council; well done Oliver! All of the students had an enjoyable day where they got to meaningfully engage with global politics. Bring on next year!

 

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February 2016