School visits European Parliament in Brussels

Students studying German in the High School, Clonmel recently visited Brussels - the heart of the European Union. The city hosts the European Council, the Commission, the place of work of the Parliament and many other European Institutions.

The students saw at first-hand how proposals become law and where local MEP Phil Prendergast has a say on the future of Europe. They visited the European Parliament’s plenary chamber and discovered the essentials about the Parliament and also sat in on a debate.

The students got a wonderful insight into how Europe’s democratically-elected body works and are now more aware of the impact of European integration on our everyday lives.