Four students from Coláiste Íde agus Iósef in Abbeyfeale are on their way to Brussels for a trip to the European Parliament following their project on the EU.
The students explained how they won the prize: “In November, we were chosen as part of a group of six students from our transition year class in Coláiste Íde agus Iósef, to travel along with our teacher, Ms Walsh Foley, to the Conference on the Future of Europe Workshop in the South Court Hotel in Limerick, organised by Billy Kelliher. Along with several schools from the Munster area, we discussed many topics pertaining to the EU, including Climate change,  Defence, Health and Employment rights. Afterwards, a competition was announced, in which we had four weeks to put together a digital presentation on how our group wanted Europe and the EU to look in 25 years.
Our group (Emma O’Keeffe, Anne Marie Curtin, Amy Foley and Lily Daly) decided to make a website and have a slideshow for each of the four topics we chose. We decided on EU enlargement, Ireland’s role in the EU, Climate change and Health. We had 4 weeks to complete the project and took every opportunity we got to work on it. We put a huge amount of work into it and we were very happy with the finished product. Once we had it all put together we submitted it with the help of Mr Fitzgerald. Three weeks later, we were told that our project was after being chosen as one of the winning entries. The prize was an all expenses paid trip to Brussels to visit the European Parliament in March. Our group is really looking forward to the trip and are delighted with this opportunity.”