Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches participants speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.

Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations, where students represent the views and interests of a particular country, in debates on a wide range of global issues.

West Exe MUN team was formed in the summer term of 2015 and competed in their first conference in September of that year where several team members were awarded certificates in recognition of their performance, despite being the youngest and least experienced team at the conference.

Since then, despite often having to represent countries with challenging views and ideologies, the West Exe team has gone from strength to strength, winning literally dozens of individual awards and, in two conferences, also winning the Best Delegation award.

This academic year saw the team compete in their first international conference; a mentally gruelling four-day event in which the team won yet more awards. In the summer term, the School’s MUN team runs a conference for Year 8 students to get a taste of Model United Nations. The top students from this conference are then invited to join the School team in Year 9.