A delegation of six Godolphin and Latymer students took part in Westminster School’s Model United Nations conference for the first weekend of half term.
The theme of the conference, ‘Establishing and Consolidating Democracy', was explored on the Friday night before the conference through an excellent lecture from Professor A C Grayling who spoke about how democracy has developed over the last few thousand years. The conference welcomed delegates from different countries such as Italy, Morocco and the US which meant that committee discussions were of a particularly high quality. Each committee heard from expert speakers throughout the weekend on topics such as climate change and the rights of indigenous people.
Well done to Upper Sixth student Sophia who won the award for 'Best Delegate' for her impassioned representation of Israel on the Historical Committee, as well as Ailbhe who was 'Highly Commended' for her representation of Iran in the Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee. Furthermore, Ella was Deputy Chair of the Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee and did a fantastic job directing and moderating discussion.