‘Bon voyage!’ as Limerick’s Nano Nagle students take on EU Parliament 

Anthony Geoghegan

Reporter:

Anthony Geoghegan

Leah Cosgrave, Emma Carey, Sofija Hanzena and Erin Bermingham of Colaiste Nano Nagle, who won the Euroscola competition Picture: Adrian Butler

Leah Cosgrave, Emma Carey, Sofija Hanzena and Erin Bermingham of Colaiste Nano Nagle, who won the Euroscola competition Picture: Adrian Butler

TRANSITION YEAR students from Limerick will become members of the European Parliament for a day in January.

Students of Coláiste Nano Nagle on Sexton Street will travel to France next year after winning this year’s Gaisce Euroscola competition.

The students of the all-girls secondary school were tasked to design a four-page information booklet about a country in the European Union, to which the fourth year students selected the Netherlands.

The cover of the booklet contains an illustrated flag of the Netherlands with a vibrant field of tulips and windmills underneath the Dutch flag.

A drawn map of the country, sketches of Vincent van Gogh and Anne Frank, its finest exports cheese and Heineken and a view of the Amstel river all feature inside.

The wonderfully-sketched booklet earned the Gaisce participants and their teachers: Ms Mary Kavanagh and Ms Sarah Nestor, a trip to Strasbourg in France where they will join 500 students from all 28 EU Member States on January 31.

This unique opportunity will see the young women engage in debates and discussions about current affairs and issues in Europe with students from the rest of the union.