A group of 12 Haileybury pupils, accompanied by teachers led by the Head of the Politics Department, Michael Perrins, recently returned from a successful Model United Nations trip to The Hague.
Says Mr Perrins: "This was one of the strongest groups we have had in years and they certainly lived up to their billing, working very hard in their committees and impressing on the floor in debate.
"Harry Sheehan was an exemplary Ambassador, producing stirring ‘prep’ speeches at the start of each day. Craig Hawes, Alistair Hamilton, Rhiannon Ludlow and Ed Karsten also set excellent examples to the Lower Sixth pupils, who responded magnificently. In terms of MUN resolution outcomes, Izzy Hunt managed to get her resolution approved, with her as the "main submitter" (an achievement in itself, fighting off over a hundred others all bidding to do the same thing) and she then guided it through her committee and saw it passed. Justin Tsang also managed to be a "main submitter", but his resolution did not make it through."
All participants spoke on numerous occasions, made meaningful contributions and did Haileybury proud. As representatives of Haiti at a time of extreme difficulty and tragedy for that country, they behaved with dignity and poise.