Your News: Representing the UK for eighth year

Oakhamians at MEPs
Oakhamians at MEPs
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For a record eight years in a row, pupils from Oakham School have represented the UK at an international conference held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The Euroscola Conference is a unique event for schools to learn about European politics by experiencing it first-hand.

Nineteen Oakhamians joined 500 school pupils from across the European Union to take part in this prestigious conference.

They were all able to act and work as a Member of European Parliament for a day.

Placed in MEPs’ seats, the pupils 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 an impressive eight years in a row.

“It’s a real honor to be continually asked to represent the UK,” said Oakham’s head of politics, Laurence Ward.

“It shows just how well-known the quality of our Politics Department is at Oakham, as well as our strong reputation in debating at the Model United Nations.”

He continued: “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 their IB and A Level courses.”