On Monday 10th December 17 students from RRS attended Benenden School for their one day MUN conference. All the students did well speaking in their committees and joining in debates. There were over 60 delegations from 20+ schools and although they awarded only 4 individual awards per committee (2 highly commended and 2 outstanding) and just 3 delegation awards we still Managed to pick up 3 individual awards and a Highly Commended Delegation award.
Highly commended Delegate: Ana-Maria Militaru
Outstanding Delegate: Aaron Bigord & Becky Birchall
Highly Commended Delegation: United Arab Emirates (Ana-Maria Militaru, Becky Birchall, Luke McCabe, Justyna Oworuszko & Ella Flaherty
Megan Driver also acted as Head Chair of SPECPOL (one of only 3 visiting chairs) where she chaired as always with real expertise, calmly and fairly.
A team of four Media Students also came to the conference to make two short films – one following a brief set by Benenden and the other a film centred on our students. The students – PhilipStoycheff, Philipp Enikeev, Monika Raykova and Anya Lewis did a great job filming and with the support of Mr Dear they managed to get the first film completed and up on the Benenden website by Tuesday morning. This film can be seen here:
With the placards and flags we had loaned Benenden filling their GA the Royal Russell presence at the conference was unmissable.