Queen Anne's Excel At Model United Nations Conference

Thursday 16th October 2014

On Wednesday 8 October, a selected number of Sixth Form students from Queen Anne’s travelled to Sutton Valence School to take part in the Foundation Schools’ Model United Nations Conference.  While there, students learned how the United Nations works to solve world issues and honed their debating skills.  All the girls performed well, and Caitlin, L6 and Connor, U6 were named commended delegates.

Caitlin, L6 wrote this report of the conference:

“On Wednesday, eighteen Sixth Form students travelled down to Kent for the third annual Foundation Schools’ Model United Nations Conference at Sutton Valence School. We were joined by the other Foundation Schools, including Emanuel School, Battersea, The Grey Coat Hospital, Westminster and Westminster City School, Westminster, with each school representing a handful of UN countries. Queen Anne’s girls represented a variety of countries, from Pakistan to the UK. The event gave pupils an opportunity to debate current affairs from a foreign country’s point of view and propose a resolution to help combat a specific problem.

Our team competed well in the individual committees and held their own in the General Assembly, making many valid points in favour and against the proposed resolutions. Perhaps, most challengingly, Lola, L6, Amelia, L6, Felicity, U6 and Connor, U6 had the strange task of representing Switzerland and trying to honour their neutral stance on issues of combat, whilst nevertheless providing strong opinions.

A huge thank you to our hosts, Sutton Valence School, who made it an excellent event, and to all our students and staff who took part. We look forward to next year’s conference so that we are able to maintain our impressive debating reputation.”

Written by Caitlin, L6

Please see below for a slideshow of photographs from the Model United Nations Conference:

Created with flickr slideshow.