Students’ UN conference

nbua-05-04-12-cheadleandmarple - High Peak students were among those who took part in a Model United Nations Conference recently. Left to right, Lyle Robinson, from Whaley Bridge, Ros Burgin from Chapel-en-le-Frith, Robert King from Chapel and Jamie Benson from Hathersage. Photo contributed.
nbua-05-04-12-cheadleandmarple - High Peak students were among those who took part in a Model United Nations Conference recently. Left to right, Lyle Robinson, from Whaley Bridge, Ros Burgin from Chapel-en-le-Frith, Robert King from Chapel and Jamie Benson from Hathersage. Photo contributed.

FOUR High Peak students were among delegates who swept the board at the Model United Nations Conference in Birmingham recently.

Lyle Robinson, from Whaley Bridge, Ros Burgin from Chapel-en-le-Frith, Robert King from Chapel, Iain Barr from Birch Vale and Jamie Benson from Hathersage, all pupils at Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College, took part in three days of discussion, lobbying, debate and voting on resolutions dealing with world issues. Students acted as delegates from the various UN member states, working on specific committees such as Ecology and Environment, Human Rights, Counter Terrorism and Disarmament and the Security Council.

And the students efforts were rewarded with a number of awards. Jamie was named Best Lobbyist while Robert was named one of three Most Persuasive Speakers.

All the students were commended for their efforts during the event, which saw certificates presented by former BBC reporter Martin Bell OBE.