Posted on: February 7th 2022School News

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On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th February, 24 pupils attended Manchester High School for Girls’ Model United Nations conference representing the countries of France, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.

Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic or recreational activity in which participants assume the role of national ambassadors or representatives to debate and seek to solve global issues

This is the eighth conference held by MHSG, and this year's conference theme was Community, reflecting the challenges experienced by countries throughout the pandemic. 

Numerous pupils won awards or received a special mention, with year 8 pupil Krishan also giving an excellent speech during General Assembly.

School Captain Euan Aspin and year 12 pupil Luke both won Outstanding Delegate awards.

Year 13 pupil Oliver and year 12 Zach and Nick were all fantastic ambassadors for MGS, holding the positions of Guest Chairs.

Teacher of Politics Dr Emma Kilheeney commented: "It was fantastic for pupils to be back in person at an MUN conference after only being able to attend conferences virtually during the coronavirus pandemic.

The theme of the Community was reflected in the fact that Manchester High School for Girls chose a local charity, Francis House Children’s Hospice, as the conference’s charity. Pupils could purchase snacks, badges and mugs from the tuck shop to raise money for Francis House, who provide holistic care for children and their families.

I was immensely happy for all pupils who participated – they did MGS proud!"

She added: "A highlight was also having the pleasure to meet Yvette Cooper MP and Shadow Home Secretary at the event".