18th February 2019 — The delegates attended a UCAS Admissions Workshop and had a tour of the campus before entering into their first Committee sessions. The Committees met for two full days of exciting debate and wrote resolutions to help tackle various key global issues.
Four Ryde School delegates received awards for their excellent performances. Elen and Wyman both spoke on the UN Development Programme Committee discussing sustainable industrialisation in developing countries and the issue of global capital markets; Wyman received a Commendation and Elen was awarded Outstanding Delegate. Imogen spoke on the Security Council discussing the reform of the Security Council and the Kurdish question and was awarded Outstanding Delegate, and Lucy spoke on the UN Human Rights Committee discussing LGBT rights and the Rohingya crisis and received the highest award of the day as Best Delegate.
The other Ryde School delegates, Beatrix, Jordan, Jacob, Michael and Madeleine, all gave superb performances, and the whole team are looking forward to their next MUN.