Wallace Success in European Youth Competition

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Ten year 13 pupils from Wallace High School recently participated in the European Youth Parliament competition Final organised by the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland. This is the second year that the school has participated in the competition which encourages young people to become engaged with the work of the European Parliament and Commission.

The pupils who participated were drawn from a range of AS level subjects ranging from social sciences to natural sciences. The team wrote a collaborative essay on the amount of power the EU has in the lives of its citizens in the first round and were subsequently chosen to participate in the final of this prestigious competition.

Prior to the final, pupils had to prepare a resolution on whether or not the EU should adopt a policy of “Euro-isation” in light of the recent global financial problems.

One member from the team (Suki McFarland) gave a speech at the final outlining the resolution and the rest of the team worked together to defend their position as well as attacking the resolutions proposed by others.

Each pupil who participated in the competition commented on how their research skills improved along with their ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Team: Suki McFarland, Chloe Harris, Chloe Harwin, Leah Hammond, Jennifer Gilpin, Chris Hall, Mark Upritchard, Antonia Dougherty, Hannah Douglas, Joanne Stewart.

Last modified: May 15, 2010