A team of nine Hamptonians represented the delegations of Turkey and the USA at the Guildford High School Model United Nations (MUN) conference, winning seven awards overall.
The MUN conferences run throughout the year and are an opportunity for pupils to explore the major global topics of the day. The boys used their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of international issues to debate questions such as meat consumption and the global refugee crisis.
Individual Outstanding Delegate Awards went to Fourth Year pupils Jack East and Nayaaz Hashim. Alex Mehta, Rohi Popham, Oliver Pulfrey Baker and Dara Sanwal were presented with Highly Commended Awards.
The team representing Turkey, comprising Fourth Year pupils Fred Darley, Nayaaz Hashim, Rohi Popham and Oliver Pulfrey Baker, also took home the coveted team award. Congratulations also goes to Second Year, Ben Hammond, whose UN resolution was debated in committee, an outstanding achievement for a Lower School pupil.
Miss Jenny Field, Head of Politics, was delighted with how the boys engaged in the pressing issues of the day:
The Hampton MUN debaters performed impressively and continued their recent award-winning streak. We have been particularly pleased to see boys winning delegation awards in recent conferences, indicating that all members of a team are performing well as individual delegates but also working hard together to problem-solve global issues.
The boys are now looking forward to the largest annual MUN, which takes place at Haileybury School later this year.
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