Queen Anne’s Host Second Annual Model United Nations Conference

Tuesday 15th October 2013

On Wednesday 9 October, Queen Anne’s School in Caversham hosted the Foundation Schools’ annual Model United Nations (MUN) Conference. Students from Emanuel School, Battersea, The Grey Coat Hospital, Westminster, Sutton Valence, Kent, and Westminster City School, Westminster, gathered at Queen Anne’s to take part in a day of study and discussion of global issues.

Delegates were welcomed by Miss Nicki Coombs, Queen Anne’s School Deputy Head and Mr Daniel Talbot, Head of History, before Mrs Julia Harrington, Headmistress at Queen Anne’s, explained the format of the day and encouraged all the students to engage in the excitement of the conference.

Following the opening of the conference, delegates were divided in committees to debate particular issues such as Environmental problems, Education and Human Rights. Delegates had the chance to lobby each other for support and then debate some of their resolutions. There was a high sense of teamwork and cooperation within every committee with delegates enjoying a wide range of lively debates.  Charlotte Way from Queen Anne’s said,

“I really enjoyed the Human Rights committee this morning; it was great to debate for and against on topics which you don’t always agree with.”

Caitlin Croke, also from Queen Anne’s School, said,

“The MUN conference was a fantastic experience.  Having had the opportunity to debate a range of diverse issues with the students from the other Foundation Schools has really sparked my interest in International Relations.”

Following lunch, all delegates gathered in a general assembly to debate some of the resolutions discussed in the morning. This session, chaired by Mr Roy Blackwell, Clerk to the Foundation Schools, showcased all the hard work and preparation that the delegates had put in to preparing and debating resolutions.  Mr Talbot, who organised the conference, said,

“The whole day was a great success. Our visitors really appreciated the high standard of Queen Anne’s hospitality and we put on a very good show. The delegates had the chance not only to test themselves but to also cement the friendly relations between the Grey Coat Hospital and United Westminster Foundation Schools.”


Please see below for a slideshow of photographs from the conference:


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