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Laois students get down to the business of the European Union

Austeja Zilinskaita, student at Portlaoise College

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Austeja Zilinskaita, student at Portlaoise College

Laois students get down to the business of the European Union

Portlaoise College 5th years with their guide Julio at the EU office in Dublin.

On February 6, 5th year business students from Portlaoise College travelled to Dublin to visit the European Union offices.
When we arrived we were greeted by Julio, our guide for the day.

Julio, who hails from Spain and is working with the EU Commission in Dublin, gave us a speech and after presented a slideshow on How the EU works.

Following this, he asked us many quick-fire questions, this kept us very engaged and was also very exciting.
This gave us an opportunity to show off our own knowledge on the EU.

Below: Portlaoise College students Chantelle Smith and Austeja Zilinskaita.

After the presentation, Julio organised a table quiz for our class. It lasted for an hour and the winning team which so happened to include yours truly, received powerbanks, rulers, keyrings and pens as our prize. We were delighted.

Julio ended up giving almost everyone a prize on the day for answers to random questions such as “What is the capital of Estonia?”

Visiting the EU Commission building in Dublin was a really interesting and fun way to learn more about this Leaving certificate topic.

Our teacher, Ms Duggan even told us that it appears not only in Business Studies but also in Geography, Politics and Society and in Link Modules. Less study to do!

I would recommend this trip to any student who has the chance to go.