On Saturday and Sunday 14th/15th December, delegates from AGGS, representing the states of Brazil, Nigeria and Poland made their way over to Manchester Grammar School in order to enjoy a ‘fruitful’ debate at MGSMUN2019.
As always our school performed brilliantly in an incredibly high standard of debate. MGSMUN, as always, tends to be the first conference that new year nine delegates take part in and this year surely held up to this tradition. The conference welcomed new delegates warmly and supported them with help when they needed it. Some of our new delegates went on to win some prestigious awards; namely Shloka who won a “Highly Commended” award at her first conference! (Although she deserved to win the outstanding delegate).
Debate in committee was fruitful as ever and all delegates participated and enjoyed debate. In the Science Technology & Media committee AGGS delegates formed alliances with other delegates, even with delegates from Altrincham Boys! MUN is a brilliant opportunity to meet other people who share similar interests as you. Youth committee was rather interesting with countries such as Brazil being renamed to “Boomer-Brazil”. Debate in the health committee was very professional thanks to the chairs. In Security Council, debate was as lively as usual, with the P5 being enemies of the UN as expected. Historical council maintained their prestigiously high standard of debate as always.
Joint committee was exhilarating, our delegation of Brazil was able to pass a rather interesting clause about the hunger games! Delegates from AGGS took the floor countless times and spoke thoughtfully and eloquently. New delegates spoke well in joint committee and were constantly engaged in debate and participated throughout. Personally, I find it rather nerve racking to speak in front of hundreds of people in joint committees and yet I and many other AGGS delegates overcame our fears and spoke passionately.
After committee and joint committee sessions, we came together for the closing ceremony and the announcements of the awards. Our school were delighted to receive many awards, as follows:
- Gowri (Brazil-Science Technology & Media) – Special Mention
- Katie (Poland-Security Council)- Highly Commended
- Lauren (Poland-Historical)- Best Young Delegate
- Shloka (Nigeria-Youth)- Highly Commended
- Hedye (Brazil-Politics- Highly Commended
- Teeba (Poland-Youth)- Special Mention
- Ruth (Brazil-Youth)- Commended
We are overwhelmed by the amount of awards we were able to win. We cannot wait for are next conference, see you next time for even more ‘fruitful’ debate!
Written by Gowri