Hampton’s young debaters impressed at the recent Magdalen College School (MCS) Model United Nations (MUN) conference.

MUN is a pupil-led simulation of the real United Nations and gives young debaters an opportunity to engage with the key international issues of the day. The annual MCS MUN is a highly anticipated event in the MUN calendar and this year’s virtual conference was no exception. Four Hamptonians (Theo Elliott, Isaac Crowhurst, Sam Govier and Zaid Ahmed) represented the delegation of Egypt, discussing a a wide range of highly-relevant topics including the effect of coronavirus on the economy and the question of overfishing and depletion of marine resources.

The level of debate was exceptionally high with over 250 pupils from schools across the country taking part and Hampton picked up the following awards:

  • Theo Elliott – Best Junior Delegate for the Middle East Committee
  • Sam Govier – Commended Delegate for the ECOSOC Committee
  • Isaac Crowhurst – Best Junior Delegate for the Human Rights Committee

Egypt also won a Highly Commended Delegation award, an impressive feat for the team of young debaters.

Mr Haig Agulian, one of the teachers who co-ordinates MUN at Hampton, was impressed with how the boys performed at this year’s MCS MUN in particularly challenging conditions:

MUN is back albeit virtually via Zoom from the MCS annual conference this time round! Hampton represented the delegation of Egypt, debating neo-slavery, the depletion of marine resources and the consequences of the COVID pandemic, to be awarded with Highly Commended Delegation. An impressive feat amongst 200 participants nationwide. Congratulations to Theo, Zaid, Isaac and Sam!

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