A group of transition year students from Coláiste Chiaráin in Leixlip will represent the Ireland East constituency in a EU competition.
The group entered the “My Vision for Europe” competition this year by putting together a short video using stereotypes as a starting point to demonstrate the importance of working together and of the concept of ‘unity in diversity’.
The students will now represent the East constituency (European Elections) at the final which will take place at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) in Dublin on Friday, 11 March.
Together with the regional winners from Dublin, the South, North West and Northern Ireland European Parliament constituencies, the Coláiste Chiaráin students will be competing for the opportunity to travel to Strasbourg on 19 May to participate in the European Parliament’s Euroscola pro gramme.
The competition, now in its second year, the competion organises include the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Other schools in the final are Loreto Abbey, Dalkey, Mercy College, Sligo, Presentation College, Thurles and Methodist College in Belfast.
A panel of adjudicators, including Nicky Phelan of Brown Bag Films, Alicia McGivern, Head of Education at the Irish Film Institute and Francis Jacobs, Head of Office at the European Parliament in Ireland, will select the winning schools to win the overall prize.