On Saturday 10th November, KEHS and KES sent a joint team of students to attend the Model United Nations Conference at Malvern St James School. The delegation was ably led by the MUN President, Kiran and the students represented a variety of nations ranging from Russia to Yemen. The guest speaker at the conference was Commander Susie Moran who spoke about her role as a navy commander working with the Government. She also gave delegates some insight into the changing patterns of global relations and how these affect our defence requirements. After the opening speeches, delegates broke off into their UN committees and debated a number of controversial issues. For example, the Health and Environment Committee hosted a lively debate about whether the UN has done enough in its efforts to achieve universal health care by 2030. Some debates bordered on the surreal, for example: should we build a wall across the channel to protect us from the French! The Historical Committee debated whether Serbia should give up Princip to the Austria-Hungarian Empire in 1914. This interesting exploration of an historic event had strikingly familiar themes to current news reports regarding state sponsored terrorism. KEHS continued its record of success at MUN conferences and won a number of awards: Sarah won outstanding delegate for her work at the Security Council. Kiran was highly commended for the performance of her role on the Health and Environment Committee and Nikita and Lauren were both commended for their input into the Political Committee and Health and Environment Committee respectively. Our Russian delegation was also highly commended. All in all, another hugely successful and interesting conference. Well done to all the students that took part.
It has been wonderful to see our International Exchange Programme resume this academic year, providing a handful of Upper Fourth students the incredible opportunity to