Model United Nations (MUN) debating event

Model United Nations Debate Club visit to Halcyon International School

The Philosophy Department runs a Debate Club symposium each week.  We brought some of our regular attendees to a Model United Nations debating event for the first time last year, and have continued to do so this year.  We brought twenty students, from Year 10 and Year 12, to the Halcyon International School’s MUN in March and they had a great time.  Most of them spoke up in debates and did us very proud.  Here is a report from one of our excellent speakers.  It is a great for them to meet and interact with students from all over London and beyond.

Mr O’Sullivan

“The Model United Nations (MUN) is a debating event where people aged 14-18 debate on behalf countries (which are allocated to them).  It is aimed at students who are interested in politics or wish to become more confident in public speaking.  This MUN was based in Halcyon International School. I was in the Human Rights Committee, where human rights issue are discussed and delegates must think of solutions based on their country’s policies, international relations, economies etc.   One of the topics this year was preventing and countering extremism.   My country was Iraq, which is deeply involved in extremism as major extremists groups are based in Iraq. I was very nervous during the debate. However, as the debate went on I gained confidence and I now am more confident to speak to an audience. Overall, the MUN was an exciting experience which I deeply recommend for anyone who is interested as it taught me quite a lot and was very enjoyable as well.”

Makkah, Year 10