On Sunday 27th and Monday 28th March, eight of Carmel’s Lower Sixth Politics students represented Carmel at the European Youth Parliament’s Regional Forum.

The EYP’s Regional Forum is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop debating and public speaking skills. It also allows students to gain a greater understanding of key issues in British, European and global politics.

For this event, each of our students investigated a wide range of issues as part of a committee. Issues varied from the impact on mental health of the COVID pandemic to the role of digital media in the modern world. On Sunday, Team Carmel worked with students from other schools and colleges to produce the motions that were to be debated on the Monday at Liverpool Town Hall.

The students really valued the interactive nature of the format. Student, Joe Stead commented: “It was a collaborative and inclusive debate that ensured everyone was involved”. Tom Oates said: “I enjoyed working with other students and being challenged by the different topics we had to consider”. Isabella Sanderson said: “It was an amazing experience over the two days. I really enjoyed the debates, developing my knowledge of many new ideas.”

Head of Politics, Tim Holden commented: “All of the students did a fantastic job representing the college. They developed some excellent motions and debated their points well.”

Find out more about studying A Level Politics at Carmel.