The 32nd Royal Russell Conference lasted four days over half term. This highly impressive event was run by 90 Royal Russell School students who worked amazingly hard as Security, Admin, Press and Media. Over 30 schools from 13 different countries (from USA to Japan via Ireland and Finland) provided over 500 delegates who recreated the real United Nations with 8 GA committees, a security council and an International Court. In the evenings the students – who debated from 9.00am until 8.00pm were able to unwind at the nightly dance and, on Sunday night, to enjoy the amazing X-Factor show put on by Media Students. Royal Russell School provided 9 chairs for committees and the GA. Two delegates won awards – Daniel and Barty. The external Royal Russell MUN website gives more details and includes the 4 films produced by school media students: http://mun.royalrussell.co.uk/
The 32nd Royal Russell MUN conference was closed by the Secretary General Sultan Kazi on Tuesday.
The Highly Commended delegations at the conference were:
The Outstanding Delegations were:
Films of the conference are now available on MUN TV
Next year’s conference begins on Saturday 18th October 2014
MiniMUN has been successfully running every Wednesday night, the only weekly club with students from Years 6, 7 & 8. Students have been debating such issues as the age students should be allowed to leave school and a settlement for the Israel Palestine dispute. Each student has chosen a country to represent and each week they try to put forward the views of their country’s government. During the week before half term the students had the opportunity to debate in the Great Hall with the room set up for the GA debates at the Senior School RRSiMUN conference. Using microphones and the proper placards they had great fun having a serious and impressive debate.
We are pleased to announce the huge success of the first model ICJ at our conference this year. Robert S Stern very kindly agreed to run this for us and footage of him announcing the case heard at this conference can be found soon in MUN TV. Robert S Stern recently retired from teaching at TASIS – The American School in England – and has been running a very successful model ICJ at THIMUN for a number of years. Details of the model ICJ can be found under ‘General Information’ and an application form will be included with the invitations for RRS IMUN 2014 to be sent out in March.
This year’s successful applicants can be found under ’2013 Conference’ above.