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Model United Nations success

BGS delegates took part in the Bath International Schools MUN (BISMUN) last weekend. We took 19 delegates representing Cambodia, Oman, North Korea and Switzerland.

The conference took place against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, and this was acknowledged in a moving address from a Ukrainian student and in a moment of reflection when the whole conference stood to consider recent events.

BGS delegates acquitted themselves very well indeed. Of our 19 students, 13 gained awards, and two were given additional awards as Best Junior Delegates. In addition there were two overall awards: North Korea were recognised as a Commended Delegation and Cambodia as a Highly Commended Delegation.

For some pupils, this was their first MUN event outside BGS, and of course the first time a large in-person conference has been held for two years at Kingswood. Many of our pupils were from Years 9-11, making them the youngest delegates we have taken to any recent event.

Dr Massey comments:

"It was a pleasure to watch so many of our younger delegates perform to such a high level at BISMUN. They developed key skills of writing resolutions, lobbying and public speaking in the presence of many students from across the country who were older and more experienced. Once again, our young people showed that they have the insight and passion to tackle difficult world issues with sensitivity."