St Louis Students Awarded trip to the European Parliament

Congratulations to  St Louis secondary School’s 6th Year Economics Students and their teacher Ms Sinéad Brady who have been awarded a trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The students will get the unique opportunity to experience EU decision making in the form of a multilingual European Youth Parliament. The event also allows students to get together, debate, take sides, negotiate, amend, vote and finally adopt resolutions on real European issues.

To win the trip, the Economics students had to submit a 1 minute video on what mattered to them if they were elected as a Member of the European Parliament. The St Louis girls placed a particular focus on the border as this is what is really important to them. Several girls shared their own personal concerns about Brexit and won the judges over with both the content and the slick presentation of their opinions. 

Economics teacher Ms Sinéad Brady was delighted with the girls’ success: “Economics is a very popular subject at Leaving Cert level in St Louis and it was a fascinating project in which to get involved. Teaching and Learning here is more than just book work and this was a great opportunity for the girls to really analyse what matters to them right now, and at their stage in life. They will be the economic leaders of the future so I am thrilled that they will get to experience first hand how a real European Parliament works.”