Oakham students have just returned from a very successful Model United Nations (MUN) debating conference held at Cheadle Hulme in Manchester, defending the interests of Chile and Equatorial Guinea.
The seventh formers skillfully debated contemporary global issues from conflicts in Yemen and Kashmir to nuclear waste, climate crisis and the eradication of Polio.
Head of Politics and International Relations Mr Laurence Ward said, “The Oakham students catapulted themselves early on into contention for wider recognition and were highly visible at holding the superpowers of the world to their commitments by in-depth scrutiny.”
The conference was attended by 350 students from other leading day and boarding schools across the UK. Cheadle Hulme’s Headmaster Neil Smith spoke passionately about the merits of MUN stating that it is an “excellent opportunity to stretch independent research with essential soft skills which is so desirable at University.”