10 Jun 2020

Fourteen students (LR to U6) accompanied by 2 staff had a very successful weekend at the 2019 Model United Nations conference hosted by Cheadle Hulme School (CHS). The team came home with a long list of prizes including the much-coveted title of Outstanding Delegation of MUNCH 19.

The annual conference is one of the few opportunities for truly independent study, and for students to gain vital skills for their future. Students learn about countries around the world, and acquire the ability to state an idea clearly, and build consensus to achieve solutions to the global problems that will affect the students in later life. In addition to this, MUNCH provides the opportunity to meet people from all over the UK in a very welcoming environment, which has grown from a local one-day event to a national two day conference, with a very high standard of debate and opportunities for delegates of all levels of experience.

King’s had two delegations within the competition, UK and India, and enjoyed competing with around 20 other schools, including a school from Madrid.  The students participated in two days of debates in committees discussing global issues such as the issue of Venezuela, drones, foreign interference in political campaigns, the right of adequate care in childbirth, risks of offshore bank accounts in money laundering, period poverty, IS brides wanting to return to the UK and climate change migration. The two days culminated in a General Assembly and a Human Rights Council which debated a global crisis.