Euroscola is a unique event for schools to learn about the European Union by experiencing it first hand. Students from the EU Member States are selected to become a Member of the European Parliament for one day at the Parliament’s premises in Strasbourg.
At Charleston Academy, participation in the Euroscola Programme is coordinated by our Languages department. Mrs Sylvie Robinson works with young people in the senior school who demonstrate both an aptitude for languages as well as an active interest in current affairs. Pupils are then put forward to join a Scottish contingent of young people to go to Strasbourg each year. Rotary Clubs from across Scotland sponsor the students who attend, who visit Strasbourg and the Parliament for five days.
In Session 2012-13, Lead Prefect and House Captain for Torridon, Lewis Robertson (6T) was selected. You can read his report on his visit HERE.
In 2014, Lead Prefect Amber Hinde (6T) was successful in her application for the Euroscola Programme. Amber’s report is HERE.
The benefits in participating in the Euroscola Programme are that young people from all over Europe get to meet up, speak and vote in debates on current affairs and issues affecting young people across Europe, while all the time practising their language skills. Our young people who participate have made good friends with fellow students from across Europe.