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MUN Awards Galore! 

Posted on 18 March 2019 by Miss Amy Hinds, Communications Officer

This weekend, The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School hosted a very large Model UN with 430 delegates from 35 schools across the UK and the rest of the world including Germany, Greece, The Netherlands and the UAE. The standard of debate, in keeping with tradition, was exceptionally high.

Debate, negotiation, lobbying and deliberation were the order of the three-day conference, as our girls grappled with many of the issues facing the planet today including chemical and biological warfare, mass disease outbreaks in LEDCs, the use of torture for information extraction, and the rise of far-right groups, to name but a few. As usual, our girls were in fine and persuasive form – representing the USA, Brazil and Chad – and they all spoke eloquently and confidently. They had to act on the spot to come up with a resolution, seek consensus and win support to bring about positive change and a peaceful end to the issues.

Queen’s Gate fielded its biggest ever team at an MUN (19 delegates and one Guest Chair – Laura Connies-Laing) and again, coming away with several prestigious awards for their hard work and meticulous preparation. Laura, our Senior MUN Prefect, displayed authority and commanded the respect and trust from the 30+ delegates in the Health committee, and she chaired the debates with complete professionalism and unfailing energy.

Following some hard-fought diplomacy and some excellent speeches, our girls representing the USA beat off stiff competition from 430 students to win four highly-coveted individual awards:

Highly Commended Delegate: 

Amy Gillyon

Distinguished Delegates: 

Diane-Sophie Capelle, Maria Posada & Luna Middleton-Roy

These awards epitomise Queen’s Gate’s growing reputation and standing in the MUN arena, and mark the end of what has been a truly remarkable and distinctive year of MUN successes.