Over the weekend of the 15th to 17th of March, twelve Inveralmond pupils represented the country of Myanmar/Burma at the annual George Watson’s College (GWC) Model United Nations Conference.
This conference is the largest of its kind in Scotland and is internationally recognised as one of the most challenging and enjoyable conferences in Europe.
The event was attended by approximately 650 pupils from all across the UK with others coming from as far afield as Norway, Spain, Israel, Germany and Tblisi in Georgia.
This year’s delegation from ICHS was the most diverse group we have ever sent with seven girls and 5 boys from S2 to S4 with varying degrees of conference experience. Despite ten of our pupils attending GWC for the first time and six attending their first ever conference, the level of performance from our pupils was truly outstanding.
In each of the committee rooms Inveralmond students were holding their own with many older and more seasoned delegates from other schools. Our delegation debated fantastically well on a range of global issues from biological weapons to taxing unhealthy food and women’s rights to the proposal of creating a single world language.
The staff consisting of Mr Pinder, Mrs Bethune and Mrs Young were once again blown away by the sophistication of our pupil’s debating skills and the confidence they exuded whilst expressing their positions and challenging their peer’s resolutions.
The students are also to be congratulated for the manner in which they conducted themselves both during the conference and the Saturday evening Ceilidh and Disco. This event was without doubt a roaring success once again, and every year our pupils progress further with their performance levels and we unearth more talent and gifted individuals who portray Inveralmand Community High School in such a positive way.
The pupils who represented ICHS so well were: Caileigh Marshall, Anais Banag, Hannah Murray, Rebecca Duncan, Charlotte Thomson, Emma Forbes, Chloe Harrison, Cameron Bennett, Steven Dakers, Ben Lennox, Ewan Aitken, and Liam Schuler.
It is hoped ICHS will be sending some delegations to the Earlston MUN on 6th Jun 13. Therefore, if you are interested in attending this or any future MUN Conference the club are always looking for new members to shed their own opinions and enhance our debating forum. If you enjoy a challenge, really want to broaden your horizons and you are interested in joining the MUN, we meet every Wednesday lunchtime in Mr Pinder’s classroom.
Pictures from the event will follow….