Following the success of the RBAI European Youth Parliament team at the Northern Ireland Session in March, the team progressed to the EYPUK National Session and competed with teams from across the United Kingdom. After four days of team building in which the boys got to know the members of their committees; committee work in which the resolutions on complex European issues were created; and the all-important General Assembly in which the proposed resolutions were debated, the RBAI team emerged victorious. As a result, in March 2016 they will represent the United Kingdom in the 81st International Session of the European Youth Parliament with 34 other European countries. This is a tremendous success for the society and is the first time that the Society has won a UK-wide competition. We wish the team the best of luck and continued success in the International Session.
The team (consisting of, from Left to Right, Jack Irvine, Sam Stronge, Mond Parissis, Neil McKane, Ben McConkey, Charlie Bedi, Cameron Hilditch, Jacob Baird and Peter Watson) basking in the sunshine outside the main Assembly Halls in Liverpool
Peter Watson in action in General Assembly
Mond Parissis expanding upon his Committee’s points in open debate