Wychwood girls once again took part in a Model United Nations weekend on 5 to 7th October – this time at Cheadle Hulme School near Manchester – known as MUNCH. Along with Dr Donald, we went up by minibus on Friday evening arriving at the Premier Inn ready to debate the issues of the world on Saturday morning. We took 7 girls north, 5 Lower Transits and 2 Shell, again one of the youngest delegations amongst the 30 schools attending from across Britain and one group from Spain! Our pupils represented Malawi and Austria and sat on various committees including Youth, Refugee, Health and Environment.
The girls all played a full part, proposing motions and amendments, making points of information and voting on the resolutions. Congratulations to Jasmine (LT) who received a ‘Special Mention’ at the closing ceremony for her work on the Health Committee, and Sophia (Shell) who was a Guest Chair of the Youth Committee and so ensured the smooth working of her committee over the two days. The girls all had a good time discussing the issues and meeting their fellow delegates from across the country. An added bonus was that we met up with former Wychwood teacher Mrs Roitt who now teaches at Cheadle Hulme and the girls were delighted to see her. All in all, they had such a great, intensive time at MUNCH that they slept nearly the whole journey back to Wychwood!