Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Knock wins EU debating competition
Students from Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Knock fought off stiff competition to win the Northern Ireland final of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) debating competition, which was held at Belfast Metropolitan College on Thursday 13 March 2008. The students will now go on to represent Northern Ireland at the UK final, which will be held in Durham in September. The group of ten students from Our Lady and St. Patrick's College successfully proposed and defended a resolution on how the EU institutions should be reformed to take account of European enlargement. The five participating schools were Dominican College, Portstewart; Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch; Strabane Grammar School; St. Mary's Grammar School, Magherafelt; Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Knock. Eddie McVeigh, Head of the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland, said: “The standard of debating this year was very high and all the schools contributed to what was a very successful event. I wish Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Knock every success at the UK final in September".The EYP competition is organised by the European Commission Office in partnership with the Northern Ireland European Youth Parliament Committee.