Fourteen Lower Sixth students recently travelled to Bath to take part in the BISMUN conference (Bath International Schools Model United Nations). The three delegations represented the countries of North Korea, Kazakhstan and Niger. Students were faced with a number of issues, including internet freedom, anti-microbial resistance and instability in the Sahel.

Sevenoaks students were particularly successful and were recognised with several commendations; two were Commended Delegates, five were Highly Commended and Laurin Stelter was awarded Best Delegate. The delegation of Niger was also Commended.

“The BISMUN trip was a very enjoyable event, and an enriching experience. Through the trip and the MUN programme I learned much about politics and diplomacy, developed my confidence and greatly improved my public speaking skills. I was very interested in the variety of topics discussed and had fun throughout. The emergency debates were also highly interesting, making me think quickly about solutions to global-scale problems, and then persuade others to support them. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend the trip to anyone interested in politics.”

Roman Gordon, L6

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