For the third year in a row, students of 1st Bachillerato have had the chance to participate in the Spain Model of United Nations organised by Anudi (Asociación para las Naciones Unidas y el Derecho Internacional) at Universidad Carlos III.
Our delegates have been part of UNEP, OMS and UNWomen, representing such diverse countries as Cuba, China, Argentina, Switzerland, Qatar, Egypt and many others.
They have debated on such relevant issues such as Euthanasia, the impact of Agenda 2030 to achieve gender equality, Death Penalty, and the impact of Agenda 2030 to revert climate change.
Some of them have described their participation in SYMUN as the best experience of their lives. No doubt it has provided them with skills that will be extremely useful for them in the near future.
We want to congratulate all of them on their valuable contribution, especially Jaime Briones and Alejandro García-Hernando, who were awarded as best and second best delegates.
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 prepare your position paper, a document in which you have to state your country’s position on the issue, the achievements your country has accomplished so far, and very important, measures your country proposes to addres the issue globaly.
Next, you are to write a resolution draft. In it, you must include preambulatory clauses to contextualise the issue and operative clauses providing some sensible, attatinable solutions to it.
You must be conscientious and do a good work. The webpage www.bestdelegate.com may be very useful to you.
You can also have a look at this blog’s entry Lemun 2017. In it, you will find a very useful guide that Will help you a lot.
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.
The9th 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!!
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.
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.
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?
(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.