It was another highly successful day of debating for our Model United Nations (MUN) delegates at the annual Magdalen College School (MCS) conference.
The MUN conferences run throughout the year and are an opportunity for young debaters to engage with the major global topics of the day. The annual MCS MUN is a highly anticipated event in the MUN calendar, with 25 schools from across the country taking part in this year’s event. A team of 14 Hamptonians represented the delegations of Canada and Albania. The delegates discussed a range of highly-relevant topics including the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, establishing democracy in Eritrea, human rights abuse of Uryghur Muslims, renewable energy in developing countries, as well as working collaboratively in the General Assembly to piece together an emergency crisis resolution to solve a scenario where an escalated war had emerged between Israel and Iran.
All the Hamptonians were superb ambassadors for their respective countries, and several of our delegates picked up awards at the conference:
- Sam Trotman – Best Junior Delegate award for his involvement in the Security Council
- Edmund Ng – Best Junior Delegate award for his contributions in the Economic Social Committee
- Samuel Berthon – Best Delegate award for his involvement in the Historical Committee
- James Darke – Best Delegate award in the Political Committee
- Jack East won – Delegate award in the Political Committee
- Luke Trotman – Best Delegate award for the Environment & Health Committee
- Lucas Pullinger – Best Delegate award in the Human Rights Committee
- Nayaaz Hashim – Best Delegate award for his contributions in the Middle East Committee
Mr Haig Agulian, one of the teachers who co-ordinates MUN at Hampton, was delighted with how the boys engaged in the pressing issues of the day:
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Another MUNderful weekend had by fourteen enthusiastic Hamptonians at Magdalen College School MUN. The boys discussed various issues such as cryptocurrency, the political status of Kurds as well as the highly topical conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Eight awards were won by the delegates of the countries that Hampton were representing, Canada and Albania. A fantastic performance by all involved.