Mairead McGuinness MEP and first Vice-President of the European Parliament paid an official visit to Eureka Secondary School in Kells today (Friday 9th Nov) where she met transition year students.
The MEP held a wide ranging discussion that covered politics, resilience, social media, women in politics and in business and Brexit.
“The students interviewed me for projects they are working on and I was impressed by how politically aware they all are, and how they are keen to make a difference in their school and in their community.
“It was a pleasure to visit the school and engage with these impressive young students,” she said.
“They very much understand the connectedness of the local and the global.
“And they have a strong sense of the rapidly changing world around them which is throwing up both great challenges and great opportunities.”
She paid tribute to them and to their teacher, Stephen McKee.