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15-09-2010

St Flannans transition year students will participate in Euroscola on 24 September

This year's  winners of the  "Model Council of the European Union" debate organised by the European Commission Representation will travel to Strasbourg with their class to participate in the Euroscola programme.  29 schools from across Ireland met in Dublin Castle on 2 March 2010  to debate a mock EU Directive on the use of electric cars in Europe.

The Model Council of the European Union is an annual debate for senior-cycle secondary school students.  The debate mirrors the format of a real EU Council meeting, with each school representing a different Member State, an EU institution or an interest group debating a mock proposal for an EU directive.  St Flannan's Secondary school from Ennis, represented by a team of three students - Charlie Whyatt, Eoghan Mulcahy and Cormac Molloy,  was named the overall winner and as part of their prize, the school will participate in a "Euroscola" trip to Strasbourg where they will spend the day familiarising themselves with the workings of the European Parliament  and meeting students from the other EU countries.

The following students will travel out : Cormac Molloy, Charlie Whyatt, Eoghan Mulcahy, Colma Cox, David M. Adam, James Malone, Sarah Broderick, Melissa Power, Alex Escorcin, Jamie Touhy, Tom Keleher, Cian Cooke, Mark Earlie, Cathal O'Halloran, Philip McGuane, Diarmuid Killleen, Kelly Ann Hassett, Aoife Staunton, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Mark Boland, Lewis McCahill, Rachael Mulcaire, Shannagh Spellman and Shane O'Donnell who will be accompanied by their teachers Donal Vaughan, John O'Cionnor and Jane Darcy.


For more information on Euroscola contact Marie Quinn at epdublin@europarl.ie