Recently six Richard Huish College students took part in Exeter College’s Model United Nations. The event saw participants debate a range of current world issues from the perspectives of different countries.

Huish chose to represent France and the USA. Representing France was Charlie Stirland, Hollie Wilkins and Joseph Knott, and representing the USA was Eve Wood, Ella Gould and Emilly Hardie.

The event required skills in research, public speaking, debating, teamwork and critical thinking, and the delegation for the USA was awarded ‘Highly Commended Delegation’ placing as runners up.

Huish Course Manager for Politics, Ceri Knott, commented “It was a new experience for all of the students who did a fantastic job at discussing and debating current world issues from the point of view of their chosen countries. Most haven’t done any public speaking before. They all had great fun and are looking forward to more opportunities in the future”.