Oakham students to represent the UK for eleventh year!
Oakham’s A-level and IB Politics students have been selected by the EU Parliament to represent the UK out of a possible 3,500 schools in the UK at the 2018 Euroscola Conference, which covers the full spectrum of the 28 member states of the European Union. Most impressive of all, Oakham’s Politics Department has now represented its nation for the past eleven years, more times than any other EU school.
The students will travel to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France during Easter Exeat. This conference will be attended by 500 School students from across the European Union, who will be given the opportunity to act and work as a Member of European Parliament for a day. Oakham students will debate on current European issues like migration, youth employment and the future of Europe.
Teacher of Politics, Mr James Farrar said, “We are delighted and honoured to have been selected by the EU Parliament to represent the UK for the eleventh consecutive year. This year will be a fascinating experience for the students, particularly following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union in June 2016 and the subsequent ongoing Brexit negotiations.”