"Oakham is a shining symbol of MUN excellence"

Oakham students have just returned from a very successful Alkmaar International MUN debating competition, where they have received huge praise for their debating skills representing the Republic of Korea and Belgium.

The Secretary-General, Moos Middelkoop, deliberately went out of his way to highlight the fact that Form 6 students Greg and Joe delivered the best opening speeches at the international conference. Moos was quoted as saying: “We are always impressed by the grace, fluency and calmness of Oakham’s MUN debating teams and they are clearly a shining symbol of MUN excellence.”

William and Lara were also highly commended for their research and resolution on complex issues. Moreover, Sophie who was part of the historical committee, was singled out for making fantastic contributions, including asking insightful questions to the resolutions.

Laurence Ward, Lead Teacher of MUN said, “Model United Nations is an excellent way to increase self-confidence and rhetorical skills, as well as to meet people not only from across Europe but also from other parts of the globe.  Oakham students spoke frequently in their committees and proposed many amendments on behalf of their designated country, and most of their resolutions were approved and debated.”  Laurence continues, “MUN develops leadership, cultural empathy and shapes the next generation of change makers. MUN empowers the students of today with solutions for contemporary issues so they are ready to be the leaders of tomorrow.”

Oakhamians are now busy preparing to represent the Security Council nation Equatorial Guinea and Chile at Cheadle Hulme School in October.

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