MUN was introduced into COAS in its school Ayalde during the school year 2012-2013 by MUN Director Nicola Dignum.
COAS is an educational group consisting of nine schools in Vizcaya, La Rioja and Gipuzkoa in the north of Spain, with Ayalde being its largest school.
It started with a group of five students preparing to attend the annual conference at Royal Russell School in Croydon in October 2014. Since then, Ayalde has attended the Royal Russell conference again in October 2015, this time with ten students, and the PORGMUN conference in Prague in April 2016 with 16 students. Colegio Ayalde has also held a one-day conference in collaboration with the American School of Bilbao in January 2016, which 46 students attended. A second one-day conference is planned for the end of May 2016 and eleven students will be attending the Royal Russell conference in October 2016.
Up to now, preparation for conferences has mainly taken place in the students’ break times and after school. However, from September 2016 MUN will be given class time. One of the optional subjects offered in 4th ESO will include MUN preparation for conferences as part of its syllabus, one hour of English class in 1st Bach will be assigned to preparing students for MUN and students in 2nd Bach will be offered MUN as an extracurricular activity.
From September 2016, five more schools in the COAS group will also be offering MUN as an activity and in January 2017, COAS is hosting its first annual international three-day conference. As you can see, MUN is an increasingly popular activity within the COAS group and we hope to continue to go from strength to strength with your help.
Please visit our blog to see more about our attendance at other conferences.