Olivia Langham and Paul Richardson, both Year 13 students, recently represented Springwood High School at the mock European Council meeting, hosted by the British Council in the Locarno rooms at the Foreign Office.
This was the first occasion that the school had been invited to participate in this prestigious annual event and competition for the 28 available places is fierce.
Each student represents a member of the EU Council, in Springwood’s case, Germany.
The debate centred upon The European Circular Economy and The Single Digital market with each student researching the topics before the event and preparing a speech on Germany’s stance on the issues.
The representatives sat in the council chamber alongside interpreters and press secretaries exactly as in the real EU council meetings.