Blackrock MUN Success for Institute students

It has been a busy few weeks for the students taking part in the school’s MUN program. At the end of January we had the Blackrock Model United Nations (ROCKMUN). The students were eager to take part, due in in no small part to being assigned DPR (North) Korea and Russia. A special mention must go to Fuad Kehinde, Krishi Madipelly and Isabelle Heuze who won distinguished delegate awards and helped lead the Russia delegation to winning an Outstanding Delegation award.

Wesley College Dublin MUN (WCDMUN) on the 23rd and 24th of February provided another great opportunity for our students to immerse themselves in global political discussions. The Institute sent three delegations: Austria, Canada and Somalia.

After a weekend of informed discussion and heated debate several students came away with prizes: Angie Parisi-Ploumpi won Highly Commended Delegate representing Canada in the Human Rights debate; Edward Donovan won Best Delegate in the Historical Committee; Molly Whelan won Highly Commended Delegate as Canada for Historical; and Adam Goodwin won Best Delegate in Human The Austrian delegation also won Highly Commended Delegation, which represents the high quality of debate they contributed to the conference. Well done to all involved.

There are two more events on the Model United Nations calendar: St. Andrew’s International MUN in March and the brand new High School MUN in April.