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Bryanston welcomes Year 6 and Year 7 pupils for its Mini Model United Nations event

Last week we welcomed 90 prep school pupils from Yarrells, Bryanston Knighton House, Dumpton, Clayesmore, Castle Court, Hanford, Walhampton and Arnold House, for our Mini Model United Nations event.

The event was hosted and chaired by Bryanston’s Sixth Form members of the MUN society, with an aim of providing a forum for prep school pupils to investigate and debate global issues, from the perspective of assigned nation-states and using simplified forms and protocols of the United Nations.

With delegates representing 15 different countries, they debated topics such as Vaccine Nationalism, Protecting Children in Afghanistan, and Tackling Domestic Violence in three separate committees, (WHO, UNICEF and UN Women).

Prizes were awarded for the Highly Commended and Best Delegations in each committee. The overall Best Delegation award went to Norway, ably represented by pupils from Arnold House, who had travelled over three hours to the event.

Winners: Arnold House!

Alongside the serious work of representing their country’s perspectives in each committee, delegates were treated to New York style bagels and lemonade Martinis during the morning session, which proved to be very popular indeed.

Teacher of History and MUN Coordinator Arabella de Steiger Khandwala, commented: “Bryanston pupils did an incredible job of looking after the visiting prep school pupils and chairing the various committees. They were empathetic, professional, and incredibly supportive of the younger pupils, many of whom were visiting an MUN conference for the very first time.”

Click here to see a full gallery of images from the event.

Click here to watch our video highlights from the day.