Megan Brady (TY) writes:
On Friday the 18th of November nine TY students and four 5th years headed off at 3 o clocks to Monoghan for a weekend to the European Youth Parliament Connaught-Ulster session. When they got off the bus they went into MacCartans College to register and then were brought into the bizarre world of EYP. The team building exercises were mad (like the mad hatter theme that ran throughout the weekend!), from chanting to rock paper scissors – the games were endless. Finally at 11 o clock they went back to the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel. On Saturday they were faced with the difficult task of going through their committee’s topic and coming up with a resolution and Saturday night after working hard they got to dance the night away at a ‘mad hatter’ themed disco. Sunday brought about the real challenge of debating against the other committees and things got heated with attack remarks and speeches being made against each committee left, right and centre. Overall the whole weekend was hard work but a great success.