Kingsbury High School students achieved a first at the Model United Nations conference at John Warner School, Hoddesdon (Herts) in February: winning the most distinguished delegation award – i.e. ‘the best team in the competition’. The Kingsbury team triumphed over teams from state secondary schools, grammar schools and local independent schools (e.g. Haileybury). There were around 60 teams in the conference.
The school’s winning delegation represented France. The delegates were Nebiyu Kibru (Year 13), Amro Nagdy (Year 13), Jean Charles Abid (Year 13), Akash Dasgupta (Year 11) and Iman Mohamed (Year 11) – with special credit to Sahar Abas for writing a winning resolution and Nebiyu for standing in for her at a days notice. The delegation was especially praised for the quality of its resolutions.
The school’s second delegation of India also attracted a ‘Highly Commended Delegate Award’ for Louise Aquino (Year 11), who worked incredibly hard to persuade the Human Rights Committee to accept her proposals for preventing the terrible practice of female genital mutilation. She was ably supported by Akhil Patel (Year 11), Meera Patel (Year 11) and Sakthy Uthayakumar (Year 11).
Some of the students went on to attend the Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Boys Model United Nations for a whole weekend in March, together with teams of Year 12 students, going up against some of the most prestigious independent schools in the country and some visiting international schools.
Congratulations to all involved.