Kilcullen students head to European Parliament

MEP visits students in advance of visit

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Kilcullen students head to European Parliament

Mairead McGuinness, centre, with Principal Catherine Moynihan and 5th year Business Studies teacher John Tynan.

Students from the Cross and Passion are set to participate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg next months.

The school has been chosen as one of the schools to represent Ireland in the Euroscola programme under which students from 28 countries are selected to become members of the European Parliament for one day, May 23.

And in advance of their visit, local MEP Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness visit to the school last Friday, April 20.

The school was awarded first place in the constituency in a competition to create a video on the question "Why should young people vote in European elections?". 

Speaking with 5th year students, Ms McGuinness congratulated them on their success in the competition and spoke to them on the role of the Parliament. She said she hoped the experience might inspire career choices among the students into the future.

And she paid tribute to the pupils, Principal Catherine Moynihan and teacher John Tynan.

Mairead McGuinness with 5th year students at the Cross and Passion, Principal Catherine Moynihan and teacher John Tynan.

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