Michael Sweetman Educational Trip

By evcadmin, Thursday, 27th February 2020 | 0 comments

The week of the 24th Feb saw three Leaving Certificate Applied students at Enniscorthy Vocational College travel with over 20 other Irish students to the ‘Louise Weiss’ Chamber of the European Parliament to represent Ireland among students from all member states of the European Union. The purpose of the visit was to engage in debates and intra-policy discussions on 6 issues of common concern across the continent of Europe, namely, the Environment, International Security and Human Rights, Addiction and Young People, Migration, Youth Unemployment and the Future of Europe. The Enniscorthy students were also involved in presenting working papers to the Parliament itself and their visit to the EU institution concluded with their being presented with Euroscola certificates and the playing of the European anthem ‘Ode to Joy’. Over the course of their week-long visit the students toured Strasbourg and stayed in the picturesque town of Kiel in Germany. They returned by Aer Lingus flight from Frankfurt, Germany on the Friday morning. A special thanks to the Michael Sweetman Trust for their continued support, the Leaving Certificate Coordinator Conor Dempsey who organised the trip, and to the three students Aaron Larkin, Alehandro Fusteac and Ricardo Marcut who represented the school excellently.