After a gap of four years, MUN returned to Manchester Grammar School in December, with large numbers of sixth formers from across the north west representing a variety of countries in passionate but thoughtful debate. Ms Tattersall took a relatively inexperienced Loreto team to the event, one nevertheless keen to build on the foundations laid by previous generations of Loreto debaters, who have performed with distinction at MUN events up and down the country. Flying the Loreto flag this time were Chiamaka Anthony-Okeke, Omar Awan, Tallulah Buckley, Chris Gilburt, Abdul-Rahman Hameed, Raqeem Hussain, Ciara Marsh, Saarah Mazhar, Kieran Shaughnessy and Jake Trotman.
Loreto had the honour of representing Cote D’Ivoire and Brazil in the various forums and councils, being called upon to discuss a wide range of issues including education, electoral transparency and the environmental problems caused by plastic. A crisis scenario involving cyberwarfare led to a number of interesting suggested solutions.
Despite the inexperience of the team, this turned out to be a highly successful event for Loreto, with five awards bagged, including a ‘highly commended’ for first time delegate Chris Gilburt, who represented Brazil in the Human Rights Council.