MEPs for the day
5 November 2015
19 A2 & IB students travelled to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France for the Euroscola Conference.
This conference was attended by 500 school students from across the European Union, getting the opportunity to act and work as a Member of European Parliament for a day. Placed in MEPs’ seats, the students debated on current European issues like migration, youth employment and the future of Europe. They also met in committees and drafted reports, which were then presented and subjected to a vote in a final plenary session.
Oakham was the only school representing the United Kingdom and has now attended the Euroscola Conference for the eighth year in a row. The students found it a highly informative and interactive learning experience which will assist them in their studies of international relations and the EU in both the IB and A2 courses.
Students are now looking forward to next term’s visit of the Foreign Office Minister of State for Europe, David Lidington.