KING’S ELY Ely sixth formers proved their skills as persuasive debaters at a ‘Model United Nations’ event hosted by Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge on Saturday (3 March)when Oliver Hill and Mikhail Polovinkin received ‘best delegate’ awards.

Teams of eight from each of the participating schools were given different countries to represent and were divided into three committees to discuss and attempt to find resolutions to a number of issues including disarmament, Iran’s nuclear programme, human rights, the use of child soldiers in third world countries, and the legality of the Gaza blockade.

King’s Ely government and politics teacher, Mrs Sharon Jackson, said: “The students entered into the spirit of the event with gusto, demonstrating intelligence and high level critical thinking skills.The highlight of the day was when Oliver and Mikhail received the accolade of ‘best delegate’ securing two out of the three available awards.”


Model United Nations delegates from King’s Ely, from left, Marina McGovern, Florence Wynn, Christiane Lewien, Lee Wei Wong, Johanna Going, Henrike Berg; front, Oliver Hill and Mikhail Polovinkin.

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