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On 23-24 February, Wellington sent three delegations of Model United Nations (MUN) participants to a national conference at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, Glasgow where schools from all over Scotland sent teams of students to take part in activities designed to encourage debate and critical thinking about global issues. Ten Wellington students took on the role of honourable delegates from Italy, Chile and Thailand for the two days and were charged with preparing position statements and resolutions for the various committees the delegates were invited to attend. The issues they discussed ranged from people trafficking to the abolition of the capital punishment.

The 200 delegate strong two-day event encouraged students to work in a cooperative and productive fashion with delegates from various schools across Scotland. The Wellington students made friendships and enjoyed themselves immensely. Callum Byers, Angus MacDonald and Emma Stevenson represented Italy; Amy Phillips, Emily Henry and Bethany Wake represented Thailand; and Anubha Bal, Ellie Crosbie, Meera Mohankrishnan and Grace Woodhouse formed the delegation from Chile.

Wellington’s Model UN Coordinator, Mr McDougall, would like to encourage any pupils from S3-S5 to think about getting involved. Some experienced Model UN participants will be on hand to pass on advice and share their experiences. The Model UN Society will reconvene in June and preparations are already underway for the next conference in the autumn.