On Saturday 11th March, Mr Mitchell, Ms Mohan and Mr Senior accompanied 28 Sixth Form students to City of London School, a high-achieving independent school located next to the Millennium Bridge on the side of the Thames, to participate in the annual Model United Nations Conference.
Kingsbury’s students formed seven delegations – USA, Israel, Lebanon, Yemen, New Zealand, Togo and Ukraine – and contributed to committees focused on a range of world issues, including tackling climate change, defeating ISIS and providing stability in Gambia. Our students represented the school with distinction and had some notable successes, not least providing several successful clauses to the resolution passed in the Special Committee (on Gambia). However, the highlight of the conference was provided by Dhruv Sharan (Year 13), who was a prize-winner in last year’s conference but this year went one better by taking the most sought-after prize in the competition: best delegate in the MUN Security Council, for his contribution to debate on Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
This was an excellent opportunity for Kingsbury students, who competed against selective and independent schools on the day with great confidence and commitment. The students also received a lecture, in the MUN Opening Ceremony, from BBC journalist James Robbins about his experiences as a foreign and diplomatic correspondent. We look forward to the 2018 Conference and will start preparing in the Autumn Term.