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WINNERS OF THE STORYTELLER 2018

 

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 We are glad to announce that the winners of The Storyteller 2018 are:

First Prize: Carmen  Barallobre Vila (Colegio Virgen de Europa, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid) with the story CHECKED.

Second Prize: Alegría Ibáñez Regil (Colegio Arturo Soria, Madrid) with the story WHAT MAKES A MAN.

it has not been an easy task for the jury to choose the winners among over 80 stories. Most of  the submissions reached very high standards of quality, and we are very proud of all the students at Colegio Arturo Soria who got down to writing their stories.

Congratulations to all the participants, and we look forward to reading more beatiful stories next year.

Foreign Language Department

Celebrating Europe Day

 

The 9th of May, our department organised some activities to celebrate Europe Day.
All the activities were conducted by 1st Bachillerato students, who are Junior Ambassadors of the European Parliament.
The central activity of the day was an event in the School’s assembly hall, attended by all ESO students, in which they were briefly introduced to the history and functioning of the EU, and participated through some Kahoots. To close the event, all the students, standing up, listened to the European anthem.
In the afternoon, 1st and 2nd ESO students participated in four different workshops.
We were glad to see the students learnt and had fun with all the activities of this celebration.
Thanks a lot to all who made it possible and HAPPY BIRTHDAY E.U!!

HARVARD MODEL OF UNITED NATIONS 2018

The sixty-fifth session of Harvard Model United Nations was held from Thursday, January 25, to Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Boston’s famous Back Bay neighborhood. Come January, more than 3,300 high school delegates and their faculty advisors, from 50 different countries,  gathered to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Together with a staff of over 200 Harvard University undergraduates, delegates experienced the challenges and thrills of international diplomacy by assuming the roles of UN representatives and other international decision-makers.

From the high-level policy discussions in the Disarmament and International Security Committee to the fast-paced crisis breaks in the Constituent Assembly of Myanmar, delegates spent four days immersed in an exciting and realistic simulation of the United Nations.

We are very proud to tell you that among these 3,300 delegates there were two Colegio Arturo Soria students, Lucía Priego and Lorenzo Manteca, who had been selected to be part of the Spanish delegation.

 

LEMUN 2017. A new step in our MUN career

  The participation in the Model of United Nations organised by Stedelijk Gymnasium, Leiden, one of the oldest gymnasiums in the Netherlands🌷, has allowed 12 more Arturo Soria’s students to experience the diplomatic activity of the UN. Moreover, the fact of having been hosted by Alfrink’s students has meant a big plus in the activity.  The connection between the two groups has been perfect, and our students have come back to Madrid with a happy face😃, many more friends and much better  debating and public- speaking skills. No doubt the effort has been very worthwhile🤗🤗🤗.

The pictures below will help you get an idea of what it was like.


Getting prepared for LEMUN and MUNA

Getting prepared for LEMUN and MUNA

The first step of your preparation is elaborating a Country Profile of the country you represent.

To do so, answer the questions that appear in the following link:

http://bestdelegate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Best-Delegate-Country-Profile.pdf

Most of the information needed to fill out a Country Profile can be found in the CIA World Factbook.

Those of you who represent a city,  look up the key facts about it (situation, population, size…) and elaborate a City Profile.

The following step will be to write a  resolution. In it, you must include preambulatory clauses to contextualise the issue and operative clauses providing some useful solutions to it.

You must be conscientious and do a good work. The webpage www.bestdelegate.com may be very useful to you.

If you have any doubt, do not hesitate to ask me.

Rachel

1st Term Oral Presentations. Wonders of the World

 

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various Greek authors, including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium. The classic list featured seven wonders located in the Eastern Mediterranean:

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The Great Pyramid at Giza

Colossus of Rhodes

Maussoleum at Halicasnassus

Lighthouse at Alexandria

Hanging Gardens at Babylon

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

All of them have modern alternatives such as the world’s tallest pyramid-shaped structure, the colossal Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea – dubbed the «Hotel of Doom» , or the Dubai Miracle Garden.

The world is full of magnificent examples of man’s accomplishments and modern wonders.  Choose one that leaves you in complete awe.

Why do you especially marvel at it? Where is it? Who promoted or designed it?

Guidelines
(individual work, 5 minutes per student)

The presentations are due for 6th November, 2017

Hope you enjoy the task,  and remember that good work always pays off.

Rachel and Hana

 

SYMUN 2017

Este año  como novedad, y confirmando la apuesta que el Departamento hace por la actividad de Modelo de Naciones Unidas, 16 alumnos de 1y 2 Bachillerato van a participar en SYMUN.

Para algunos será su primera experiencia,  y para otros una magnífica oportunidad de poner en práctica todas las habilidades que adquirieron en MUNA.

SYMUN tiene además el aliciente para los alumnos participantes de poder  acceder a una de las 14 becas destinadas a participar en Harvard Model of United Nations 2018. Ojalá lo consigan!

Os lo contaremos…