The Stroud High Politics students have represented the school on both a regional and international level in the last two weeks. Six students debated the future of Gibraltar at the regional European Youth Parliament event in Cardiff. The students were commended by the judges as a ‘committee comprised of great speakers and debaters’ with speeches that ‘were clear, concise and precise’ which the judges ‘loved to see throughout the day.’ The debate team included Oliva Anderson, Sophie Cowley, Eleanor Hiller, Sam Huntly, Chloe Knight and Beth McCarthy-Dodd.
The event proved ample preparation for the Euroscola event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. A delegation of 22 students represented the UK in the event which included teams from 23 different EU states. Students debated topics such as migration, climate change and youth unemployment. Stroud High is the only school in Gloucestershire to offer this opportunity to students and it was wonderful to see so many of our Politics students participate.