Model United Nations 2019

Politically-minded students from The Sixth Form College, Solihull visited Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College recently to participate in the annual Model United Nations Conference.

The College sent two teams to the event, representing France and Poland in the competition. The students participating included nine Year 12 students and three from Year 13. The conference began with lobbying on Friday – the students had prepared resolutions on a range of political questions and sought support for their resolutions from other countries. All the students approached lobbying with enthusiasm, negotiating with other teams and merging with other countries.

The students then presented their resolutions on Saturday at committee level. They all spoke clearly and convincingly, and each student was a credit to their team. Indeed, awards for persuasive speaking were given to five members of the teams: Acacia Lynch, Ibrahim Hirsi, Jake Reeve-Yates, Olivia Allen and Amaan Ali.

Students Tasleema Syeda, Jake Reeve-Yates, Kate Sinclair, Amaan Ali and Olivia Allen also received awards for most original and effective resolutions. Their resolutions regarding the disaster of climate change and the use of nerve agents, as presented by Olivia Allen and Kate Sinclair, got through the General Assembly on Sunday.

The big prize of the most effective delegation was given to the College’s French delegation, which consisted of Darcy Arnold, Ibrahim Hirsi, Hannah Ringane, Tasleema Syeda, Jake Reeve-Yates and Olivia Allen.

Humanities teacher Andrew Hill commented:

“I’m very proud of all the students. They had to do lots of research and preparation for this event and they did the College proud, speaking very impressively. A large portion of the awards went to our College. Last year we narrowly missed out on the most coveted award, but this year we were delighted to win the ‘Most Effective Delegation’ award.”

12 July 2019