September 2009: St Colman's College, Co Mayo
A group of 11 students from St. Colman's College participated in the Euroscola programme with students from 23 member states on Friday, 18 September. Keith Hennelly, one of the St. Colman's students was further honoured by being given the task of interviewing Socialist Party MEP Joe Higgins.
The students travelled to Strasbourg where they discussed a range of subjects including the environment, democracy, innovation, social policy and Europe's future. The students brought forward proposals for legislation to improve the EU in these areas and defended their proposals at the general assembly from the seats normally occupied by our MEPs and had access to the direct translation facilities available to the MEPs.
On Monday 28 September, Keith Hennelly, along with teacher Pat Keane and fellow student Keelan McNamara joined the News2day team to interview Socialist Party MEP Joe Higgins. The interview was broadcasted on Wednesday 30 September on RTÉ 2 and can be seen here.