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Oakham student on the World stage

Form 6 student Khalid has been given the great honour to chair the General Assembly at an international MUN debating conference held in Alkmaar, Holland in the week after June half-term. 

Head of Politics and International Relations Mr Laurence Ward tells us more: 

"This is a great privilege for Khalid who is the only student from a British school to be selected – with the rest of the chairs coming from a wide variety of other nations.

Khalid has huge experience in MUN debating and has broadened his outlook most recently at the Dublin MUN Conference. Khalid fought off stiff competition in his bid to chair the General Assembly, which included a formal interview process and providing character references."

MUN is a popular activity in the Upper school attracting over 35 students in Form 6. For the forthcoming Holland MUN conference the MUN debating team has been allocated to represent Poland, which is currently a Security council member.

Form 7 MUN members have also just recently celebrated their first ever diplomatic dinner where they were lucky enough to listen to guest speaker OO Will Riley Smith. Will works as a political researcher in Parliament and during his talk he recalled his Politics lessons at Oakham and spoke about the issues that hit his desk including conflicts, Brexit and the very British public passion for potholes.  

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