Girls Commended at Bath MUN conference

Girls from Wycombe Abbey have been commended for their participation in the recent Bath International Schools Model United Nations (MUN) conference.

A team of girls representing the policies and interests of the United States of America were recognised during the event's closing ceremony.

The three-day conference simulated the diplomacy of the United Nations, recreating a number of international forums including the Security Council, General Assembly and Human Rights Council.

Over 500 young people from across the world took part in the event.

Two Wycombe Abbey pupils also received individual prizes for the contributions to debate.

Ava and Bunny were identified by their committee chairpersons for the quality of their participation.

Dr Goddard, who runs the Model United Nations team, commented: “At a time of great change in the foreign policy priorities of the United States, it was a huge challenge for the girls to represent such a significant global power. In many cases, they had to advocate policies on subjects such as climate change that opposed their own values. They did extremely well to win a prize in such circumstances.”

The conference ended with a security crisis, which required the girls to defend some unwise tweets by the American President.

The conference was hosted by Kingswood School in Bath.