7 Royal Russell students made the long drive to Manchester (8 hours thanks to the M25 and M6) to attend the 3rd Manchester Grammar School MUN conference. Representing France our students enjoyed both individual and group success. In their committees Anatoly was mentioned in dispatches, Bartholomew and Sam won commended delegate awards and Charlotte and Daniel both won the prestigious Outstanding Delegate in the committee award. For both Daniel and Charlotte this was the first time they have won individual best in committee awards. At the closing ceremony there were 3 commended delegation awards, 2 highly commended and 1 outstanding. Our French delegation won the Outstanding Delegation Award – a fantastic achievement at a very well-run and enjoyable conference. This final delegation award caps a brilliant year for RRS MUN. Our students have attended 10 conferences this year winning 42 individual awards and 8 delegation awards. The fact that 20 different students have won awards shows the strength in depth. A big congratulations to all RRS students who have acted as delegates this year.
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.