Hampton’s young debaters impressed at the first Model United Nations (MUN) conference of the academic year.

A team of 23 pupils, from Second Year to Upper Sixth, attended Reigate Grammar School MUN representing the delegations of China, Israel, Turkey and the UAE, and the young delegates received numerous awards for their excellent communication and debating abilities.

The ReiMUN is always a popular event where pupils are given the opportunity to act as world leaders in a series of debates on current affairs and global decisions. The Hampton MUN team showcased excellent debating skills as they discussed topics including illegal drug trade, cryptocurrency, vaccine mandates and cultural artefacts, as well as working collaboratively in the Security Council to deliberate divisions and independence in Cyprus and Sri Lanka’s political and economic situation.

All the Hamptonians were superb ambassadors for their respective countries, and several of our delegates picked up awards at the conference:

Highly Commended awards
Piers Marchant (Israel)
Jasper de Linde (Turkey)

Distinguished delegate awards
Sam Trotman (China)
Vishal Saha (Israel)
Charlie Coulter (China)
Edmund Ng (UAE)
Sam Govier (China)
Adam Sizoo (UAE)
Felix Von Der Geest (Israel)

Best delegate awards
Aadam Shahzad (China)
Isaac Crowhurst (China)
Theo Elliott (China)

China also won a Highly Commended Delegation award, alongside a Distinguished Delegation award for the team representing Turkey, an impressive feat for our young debaters.

Miss Jenny Field, one of the teachers who co-ordinates MUN at Hampton, was delighted with how the boys engaged in the pressing issues of the day:

As ever, the standard of debating at this year’s REIMUN was exceptionally high and Hampton delegates were on their feet all day in committee, speaking extremely well and driving debate with lots of excellent speeches and points of information. A fantastic performance by all involved.

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