This morning, we concluded our Blue Star Programme Journey for this school year with the visit of MEP Marian Harkin to Fifth Class who co-ordinated the project on our behalf.
Again, this was a wonderful learning experience for young and old. We discussed the importance of Europe, what it means to be part of the EU, how the EU functions and the workings of the European Parliament and Council in Brussels. We also found out about the life of an MEP. Marian discussed the various committees that she was a member of, the challenges facing the EU and its importance as we move forward.
She ended her visit with some inspirational words to our students about being politically active, having an opinion while expressing it in the right way, having courage and always believing in yourself despite the challenges that life presents.
Life is not a dress rehearsal, make use of every day!
A very fitting way to end our project.