A group of Benenden girls were busily representing Bolivia as part of the annual HABSMUN conference at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School recently.
As well as being chosen to represent the South American country the girls were delegates for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (for the second time in three months!). Girls from Upper Fifth and Six One attended and there was a combination of experienced delegates as well as a couple of first-timers.
On the Friday night as well as lobbying and the Opening Ceremony the girls were treated to a fantastically thought-provoking speech from Lord Popat who is currently Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda but has served successive governments in a variety of capacities.
No doubt inspired by Lord Popat’s words, the committees went very well. In particular great effort was put towards trying to solve the question of measures to prevent sale of small arms to terrorist organisations.
Benenden girls achieved two prizes – a Highly Commended Political award and a Distinguished Delegate for Human Rights – but overall all represented the School with distinction.
It is a busy time of the year for MUN students – the girls have also headed off to the Haileybury MUN recently where they represented China.