Mock European Council Meeting 2019

Well done to Grosvenor pupils Karl Kirkpatrick, Natalie Simpson and Emily Young, each of whom represented the School with distinction at the annual Mock European Council Meeting, supported by Q.U.B. and the British Council N.I., held at Belfast City Hall on Thursday 7th February.

Karl, Natalie and Emily, all Year Thirteen, were assigned Hungary as their country to represent, and met several times prior to the Council Meeting in order to research their assigned country; their two designated topics for debate were ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Immigration’. 

All three pupils spoke extremely well on the day, with Natalie and Emily performing as ‘Ministers’ for debating and Karl acting as their adviser. Despite a few initial nerves, the pupils settled into their roles perfectly as they supported one another commendably to defeat both motions.

Following the debates themselves, the pupils were then treated to a tour of the City Hall itself, which proved the perfect way to round off an extremely enjoyable and rewarding day.

Well done to Karl, Natalie and Emily on their impressive performances, as well as Grosvenor Politics teacher Miss Lucy Fleck, who accompanied them on the day and provided valuable support throughout the preparation stage of the process.

We look forward to following further Politics-related events over the remainder of the year. 

Grosvenor pupils (from left to right) Natalie Simpson, Karl Kirkpatrick and Emily Young, pictured outside Belfast City Hall prior to their participation at the Mock European Council meeting on Thursday 7th February.