Diplomacy, debates and delegations descended on the School for a weekend of tackling the key world issues of the day during this year’s Model United Nations Conference.
Over 500 students from 30 schools across the UK represented over 60 countries at the Conference, joining CHS students in debating issues as diverse as Middle Eastern oil export sanctions and synthetic biology.
Supporting those on the debating floor was a huge team of students; Technicians filmed the conference and took care of all audio and visual requirements, the Press Team updated delegates over the weekend with the MUNCH Newsletter and Security was on hand for any unexpected crises. Junior School pupils from Year 6 also played the important role of Secretaries, ensuring key messages between delegates were delivered.
Old Waconians also revisited the School to show their support, including last year’s General Secretary, Joe Bullock (Class of 2013) who returned as an advisor.
A new addition to this year’s proceedings was the introduction of the @CHS_MUNCH Twitter feed, connecting delegates and schools together like never before, using the hashtag #MUNCH13, and helping to keep family and friends at home updated on all the latest news from the Conference.
Goodwill from all was also on display, as over £400 was raised for the MUNCH charity, Small Steps Foundation, a Ugandan based charity founded and run by Old Waconian, Cat Dunlop (Class of 2002).
MUN Co-ordinator, Mrs Maggie Evans said: “MUNCH was again a great success. We can all be very proud of the efforts made by all the students and staff, in whatever role they played, some of whom have invested hours of their time over several months.”