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Queen’s Gate Girls hold their own in HABSMUN

Posted on 18 March 2018 by Miss Amy Hinds, Communications Officer

A complement of three delegations attended this year’s Model United Nations conference at The Haberdashers’ Aske’sBoys’ School (HABSMUN) from Friday 16-Sunday 18 March. As well as a wealth of delegations, our MUN Prefects Anna Vittoria Porter and Isabel Ocampo alongside pupil Luna Middleton-Roy were selected as committee chairs – and they led the way in the often difficult task of managing large committees debating complex and difficult issues, including the question of human rights violations in Yemen and the threats of Israeli Middle Eastern tensions.
Throughout the three day conference, an extremely high standard of original, dynamic and constructive debate was shown
across all delegations and committees, and it was very encouraging to see so many of our first time delegates enjoying their initial taste of MUN. This was a fantastic opportunity for some of the younger newcomers to MUN conferences (Mia Beechey, Amy Gillyon, Diane-Sophie Capelle, Ella Vorbach and Alessandra Aprile Borriello), and it was wonderful to see them seize the opportunity with both hands, and enjoy themselves so passionately in the process. Huge congratulations to Diane-Sophie and Clara Cole for winning the Highly Commended Award for the Human Rights and Political Committees, respectively. Their calm and insightful contributions to the deliberations and negotiations were excellent.
Head of Sixth Form Dr. Lee commented, ‘The power of words is what makes MUN a success, our Queen’s Gate delegation, once again, demonstrated this beautifully and intelligently at HABSMUN. With over 30 reputable schools and over 600 delegates at HABSMUN, Diane-Sophie and Clara, have done exceptionally well to receive such prestigious awards. Our three senior chairs – Anna Vittoria, Isabel and Luna – all did a superb job and helped to retain Queen’s Gate’s reputation in the MUN arena. Overall, a highly successful conference, and well done to all who attended.’