17 Apr 2019

Nine pupils from The Leys joined others from around the UK and as far away as Jordan and Saudi Arabia for the annual Model United Nations conference at Haileybury College.

The event was one of the largest MUN conferences in the country. Young people assumed the role of diplomats, debating global issues and developing public speaking and problem-solving skills.

This year’s theme was:  “Making Progress?” It was chosen to reflect the fact that, while the international community has made great progress in some areas, there remain seemingly interminable problems as well as new challenges and threats. Topics under discussion included neurotechnology and human rights, the fall of globalism in More Economically Developed Countries (MECDs) and the throwaway culture.

Other activities included the production of daily editions of the MUNdayTimes newspaper, an Act of Observance, and a delegates’ disco.

The Leys delegates are pictured before their departure for the conference with Sarah Byrne,  International Support teacher.