European Mock Council

September 22, 2015

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We have been chosen as one of only thirty schools from across the country to send representatives to The European Mock Council in London in November. The British Council run the mock councils each year. They replicate, as closely as possible, the workings of the European Parliament and give young people the opportunity to represent a country of the European Union on matters which are debated in Brussels.

The two representatives from Hele’s School are Sam and Ed, both Post-16 students. They are currently hard at work researching the issues they have been asked to present on (Circular Economy Strategy and the digital market place), whilst representing their designated country – the Republic of Ireland. As a bonus, they get to meet the Ambassador for Ireland and discuss with them the issues facing their country. Representatives are encouraged to deliver part of their presentation in the language of their country – can anyone help them out with a bit of Irish Gaelic?!

Principal, Justine Mason, said, “To be selected to take part in the European Mock Council amidst fierce national competition is a wonderful accolade for Hele’s School, and particularly for Mrs Tetley and the English Department. Opportunities like this give young people the chance to engage in the electoral process and learn about mechanisms and issues related to democracy, as well as raising awareness of political, social and ethical issues across Europe. We are all very proud of Ed and Sam, and wish them the very best of luck”.

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