After the success of our workshop with the American School of Bilbao in January, we are repeating it again although we have changed the format slightly. The morning will be spent in three committees:
Human Rights discussing the question of refugees in Europe
ECOSOC discussing the question of the mistreatment of women
Disarmament and International Security discussing the question of the South China Sea dispute
The afternoon session will be the Opening Ceremony with Ambassador speeches and then debate on the resolutions produced by the committees during the morning.
For this workshop, new students who are interested in doing MUN next school year are coming along to observe and Colegio Munabe will also be joining us for the first time.
Carmen Bilbao: I’m really excited to start MUN because it’s a very interesting subject mainly because we will be taught how to debate and also we talk about different topics. It’s a good way to learn how to speak in public and feel more confident while speaking English. Another thing I hope I get to learn is a lot of history and culture from other countries.
Rosie Tregenza: My name is Rosie Tregenza and I am 14 years old. I am currently in 3rd ESO at my school Ayalde.I am English but I live and study in the Basque Country of Spain. In May we were given the chance to choose a new lesson to start next academic year. I have chosen Model United Nations (MUN) because I beleive it can teach me many things. Not only will I learn skills such as public speaking, meeting protocols and organisation but I will also learn about the UN system and the many topics it covers such as economics, politics, health and security. It also gives me the chance to meet new people and to learn about different cultures. On May the 28th I have my first conference coming up and I am very excited. I am counting the days on my calendar.