Students from Coláiste Iósaef in Kilmallock fly out to address the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week after winning the Southern Constituency of the Euroscola competition. Euroscola brings together 16 to 18 year old students from all 28 European Union Member States. From the benches of the European Parliament’s hemicycle, the Kilmallock students get the unique opportunity to experience EU decision-making in the form of a multilingual European Youth Parlia-ment. The group of 5th year students get together with students from other member states to debate, take sides, negotiate, amend, vote and finally adopt resolutions on real European issues.


“It’s a fantastic opportunity for our students” said college Principal, Mr. Seán Twomey. “We had a number of teams from the school enter an advertising and media competition to draw attention to European elections under the guidance of their Geography teacher Ms. Michael Daly”.


Ms. Daly explained further. “Two students, Megan O’Brien and Ellen O’Riordan designed a fantastic winning cam-paign”. An added bonus is that the award extends not just to the two girls but also to the travel costs of all their class. So now 28 lucky Coláiste Iósaef students and three teachers will travel to Strasbourg to support the girls as they address the European Parliament. See photograph on page 28.