Mairead McGuinness MEP and first Vice-President of the European Parliament paid an official visit to transition year students in St Mary’s Diocesan School, Drogheda on Friday.
As part of transition year studies, students are taking part in the Ambassador Schools Programme. Ms McGuinness visited St Mary’s to discuss her work as an MEP and her position as first Vice President of the European Parliament.
She praised the school for participation in the programme, which she believes is of paramount importance for young people to know how the Union works.
Under the programme Senior Ambassadors (teachers) take students (Junior Ambassadors) through the Ambassador School Workbook provided by the European Parliament. And participating schools are encouraged to twin with other participating schools across the EU.
“Brexit was high on the agenda for the students which also included 5th years,” she said.
Ms McGuinness was impressed at how acutely aware students are about the consequences that Brexit poses.
She thanked teacher Jennifer Gregory who is Senior Ambassador for St Marys and Principal Ciaran O’Hare for their work on the programme and for the very warm welcome she received at the school.