Scottish Pupils as EU Politicians

Articulate has recently been given the great opportunity and honour of organising biannual trips to Strasbourg, bringing Scottish pupils to take part in the outstanding, prestigious Euroscola programme. We support Glasgow City Council and Rotary International to run successful programmes which allow students from across the country to become EU politicians for a day. Euroscola brings young people together from all over Europe to debate the issues facing young people today across the continent in both French and English. It’s a unique chance for students in their final year of secondary school to not only practise the French language, but also to develop an understanding of the EU as a political institution and discuss issues which affect them as young Europeans today.

At the parliament

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A day in Strasbourg

We have all arrived safely in Strasbourg! We had a long, exhausting journey on the bus which lasted nearly 22 hours! However, there was lots of hilarity on the bus as we all got to know one another better and pupils shared jokes and music.

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When we arrived, we checked into our great hostel, the Ciarus. We were welcomed and shown a video about the hostel and what we can do here. We were all so tired and thankful for some time to have a rest and get showered before we came down for our first activity. Continue reading …