European Youth Parliament
- Published: Tuesday, 13 September 2016 08:55
Exploring Diversity and Reshaping European Identities From 8-11 September 9 Upper Sixth pupils engaged in high-powered debating on a range of controversial topics relating to the EU in the national Finals of the European Youth Parliament competition.
Held at Liverpool Hope University, Isobel Abebrese, Jacob Barrett, Lucy Bower, Harry Clay, Lucy Da Costa, Max Doody, Joe Ford, Charles Gray and Ethan Teare wrestled with issues as diverse and relevant as driverless cars, cyber security, mental health and air traffic flow. In the wake of the EU referendum, it was especially fitting that Harry Clay, campaigner for Brexit in the school referendum, should deliver an ‘excellent speech’ in an ‘excellent hat’ as he sported a traditional flat cap. Equally appropriate was the fact that Charles Gray, leader of the school’s Remain campaign, had the last word in the closing debate of the competition on security within the EU, imploring us all to remember that strength comes through unity.
Although we were not selected to move through to the International session we maintained a very high profile in the Committee work on Friday and the debating in General Assembly throughout Saturday and on Sunday morning.