Model United Nations 2022

We are pleased to announce that we are holding the 21st Model United Nations event with the main event happening on Friday 14 October with participants from Years 10 & 11. Each country has a representative for each of the 3 committees – Security; Social; and Economic. On the evening of Wednesday 12 October, the delegates from each country will visit their relevant committee, giving the delegates the chance to vote on resolutions and to ask for support from their allies.   

We are excited to see the return of this event, after a hiatus of 3 years due to the COVID pandemic. This year, we have decided to keep the event to Calthorpe students only but we are looking forward to inviting participants from other schools and sixth form colleges next year.  

Wednesday 12 October:

Our 21st Model United Nations event started on Wednesday evening. Elaine L started the proceedings with a beautiful Harp Concerto by Turlough O’Carolan. After an introductory speech from Mr Jones, Headteacher Mr John formally opened this year’s MUN. For the rest of the evening the country delegates submitted and voted for their resolutions in their separate committee rooms, making alliances and encouraging other countries to support their proposals. Overall, it was an incredible evening and a spectacular opening to this year’s MUN conference. 

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Thanks to PS Catering who put on a fabulous banquet for the delegates!

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Friday 14 October

The standard of debate at this year's MUN has been phenomenal. Students have debated a wide range of issues, robustly and with clarity of thought and expression. All participants can be justifiably proud of themselves, whether they were a country delegate, researcher, press team or part of the security team. Today's meeting of the MUN culminated in a celebration at the end of the day and Joshua M sang the aptly named "Reviewing the Situation" from Oliver, supported on the piano by Mr Walker. Headteacher, Mr John gave students a rousing speech, recognising their achievements. The judges (Assistant Headteacher - Mr Robins, Deputy Headteacher - Ms Knights and Governor - Alison Barker) determined that the best Country Delegation were from Brunei (Meghna B, Amy W and Bethan B) and that the overall best Country Representative was Joshua N (representing Russia). Mr Jones closed proceedings by reminding students of a quote by Harriet Tubman:
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”