A huge thank you to @profbrucehood for yesterday's engaging #STEM talk on 'The Science of Happiness' and for sharing his #HappinessHacks with us. Delighted to have welcomed pupils from other local schools to enjoy Prof Hood's talk. #BGSLearning #BGSSTEM #BeyondtheClassroom https://t.co/omGyngNuQP
BGS pupils took part in their final external MUN event this academic year on Saturday 16 March, hosted by Queen’s College, Taunton. Pupils from Year 9 to the Lower Sixth represented Spain, Australia and Pakistan in discussing issues as diverse as plastic waste in the oceans, the situation in Venezuela, and human rights in the Middle East.
Overall, BGS pupils representing Spain were chosen by the committee chairs as the Best Delegation, a terrific achievement by a relatively inexperienced team. They were awarded a silver presentation plate.
In addition, Jasleen (Year 10) was awarded the Outstanding Delegate prize on the Human Rights Committee representing Australia and Year 9 pupil Alex received an award as a Commended Delegate representing Pakistan.
The full list of awards was:
Best Delegation: Spain (Jay, Lucas, Kyle, Ellie, Chloe)
Outstanding Delegates: Jasleen (Human Rights, Australia), Kyle (Political, Spain)
Highly Commended Delegate: Lucas (Spain, Disarmament)
Commended Delegates: Alex (Disarmament, Pakistan), Jay (Spain, Security Council)
Well done to all our delegates on another very successful Model United Nations conference.