28 Royal Russell students have now returned from a very successful week in The Hague attending the THIMUN conference along with 190 other schools from around the world. During the second half of the week all the students managed to speak in their committees and a number of them, including Sam, Georgia, Hamza, Charlotte, Maria and David, were able to act as either first or second speaker in the debate. Charlotte’s resolution was then debated in the plenary session of her commission and the passed resolution will now be sent to Ban Ki Moon at the United Nations.
Sultan continued to work hard as the co-President of the ICJ where two on-going cases in the real ICJ court were completed. Barty and Michelle continued to do a great job chairing their committees – a tough task when they had over 180 students to control! Tom as co-editor of the THIMUN daily newspaper eventually manged to produce 5 great editions of the MUTINY paper whilst Ffion managed to have her own photographs published in each edition.
Although the conference was on every day a number of our students managed to visit the ICTFY where they saw Radovan Karadžić trying to defend himself in the court.
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.