ShrewsMUN IV Cancelled due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Dear teachers and pupils registered for Shrews MUN 4,
It is with great regret that I am writing to you this evening to inform you that that the forthcoming MUN Conference at Shrewsbury School on March 14th and 15th has been cancelled.
Following a meeting of Shrewsbury School senior leaders this afternoon, a number of major school events have also been cancelled or postponed in light of concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
The decision was taken due due to the nature of the MUN conference and the wide geographical area of a significant number of attendees.
Please understand this is a decision that has not been taken lightly, and is one that has taken into account the disruption and disappointment that will result from this cancellation, for which we apologise profusely.
However, this is a decision that takes into account our duty of care to pupils and staff of *all* participating schools and likewise our civic responsibilities.
Our pupil organising committee have put in an enormous amount of work in preparation over the course of the last year, and it is so sad that they will not be able to host this event and see the fruits of their labour.
We are very sorry to announce this and we would be grateful to all schools for their understanding.
Do please get in touch if you have any queries about the decision.
Yours sincerely, Huw Peach