EUROSCOLA 2011 - European Studies

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EUROSCOLA 2011
Wilson’s Hospital School
Sophia Chaffey
Catherine Warren
THE COMPETITION
 We were informed in
class by Mrs Eager
about the competition
 I had to design a
leaflet to inform my
peers about The
Millennium
Development Goals
 The Prize was a trip to
Strasbourg and the
European Parliament
for 8 students and 1
teacher.
PREPARATION
Maxine’s Visit
 Arrangements for
our day at
Euroscola
 Committee system
and the topics to be
discussed
Journey to Strasbourg
 Departed from
Dublin at 4pm
 Arrived at
Frankfurt at
6.30pm
 Bus transfer to
Strasbourg and
arrived at Ibis
hotel at 11pm
Meeting the other Schools
 At the Airport we met students from the
other Irish schools at the airport - St.
Columba’s College, Dublin and St. Louis
High School, Dublin
 There were also three schools from
Northern Ireland representing the U.K. –
St. Catherine’s College, Armagh, Down
High School, Downpatrick and Victoria
College, Belfast
EUROSCOLA - Arrival at Louise
Weiss
 We arrived at the
Parliament at
9.00am
 Even though it was
very cold we
wanted to take lots
of photos
 Dolores found it
difficult to get us
all inside
EUROSCOLA
 We were given badges
and divided into our
committee groups
 We listened to a series
of lectures about the
functioning of the EU
EUROSCOLA
 Niamh introduced
our school in Spanish
 We were all asked
questions about the
EU and used the
Parliament’s voting
system to give our
answers
EUROSCOLA
 At all times we
were under the
watchful eye of
Dolores
 When it was our
turn to ask the
questions the
students from
Ireland asked 50%
of all the questions
asked!
EUROSCOLA
 Of the six committees students from Ireland
chaired three – Niamh Faulkner of St. Columba’s
College chaired “The place of European Values in
the World”, Sophia Chaffey chaired “Environment
and Renewable Energies” and Niamh Byrne chaired
“Freedom of Information and Active Citizenship”
EUROSCOLA
 After the Committee sessions the final of a Euroquiz
was held. Ieva Teiserskyte was on the winning
team.
 We then had a parade of the flags of the
participating countries and the European Anthem
was played
EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
 After dinner
students from
Lycée Polyvalent
Camille See school
in Colmar came to
meet us
 We relaxed and
enjoyed the
evening
STRASBOURG
 Early on Friday
morning we were
met by two guides
and brought on a
tour.
 Strasbourg is a
beautiful city on
the river Ill.
STRASBOURG
 The centre of the
city has many
beautiful halftimbered buildings
STRASBOURG
 One of the
highlights of the
trip was the
Astronomical Clock
in the Cathedral
 After our tour we
had time for lunch
and some shopping
EUROPEAN STUDIES
 Thank you for such a great trip
 Thank you Maxine for your help
 Thank you Dolores for looking after
us so well
 We will remember our day in the
European Parliament for a long time
Some of us and the friends we
made