In mid-March, thirteen Esher College Sixth Form students took on the likes of Eton and Harrow in the LSE’s prestigious Model United Nations Conference.

The MUN Society reports.

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After braving an overlong opening ceremony, which made everyone prematurely tired, the team launched into their opening committees on Friday evening before socialising with other students in the underground bar of the LSE (though only soft drinks and soggy sandwiches were available).

The following day everyone was hard at work. Grace Smith was a judge in the International Criminal Court, Jack Desmond was dealing with the Suez Crisis and Dalia Wickenden was playing a British leader dealing with a renewed Argentinian attack on the Falkland Islands. Already the House of Commons Committee was getting a bit heated with three of our students trying to get a word in edgeways in amongst the baying, knocking and cawing of the other members.

Esher students were also represented on the UN Security Council, the UN Committee on Refugees, the EU Council and the UN Committee on Drugs. Aoife Skuse really grew into her role as a diplomat for France, being recognised in the closing ceremony for Most Improved Delegate in her committee in her first ever MUN Conference. Other debutants, Hannah Mukasa, Natasha Eva Abberley, Darcy Carrick and Robin Graham all got fully involved in their committees and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Elan Sinclair, who picked up two awards at our last conference, performed well once again in his first advanced committee.

Apart from the House of Commons boiling over on Sunday morning to the point where two MPs came to blows, the conference was a major success. Dalia Wickenden, President of the MUN society, also picked up an honourable mention as best performer in the British Cabinet giving a great summary of their committee in front of hundreds of other students.

Most Improved Award
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