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Rotary Winner - Richard Beattie

Fri 22nd Feb 2019

Congratulations once again to Richard Beattie in Form 5 as one of ten winners of The Rotary Club of Ireland Youth Leadership Competition who represented Ireland  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in February. Richard has now spoken in Stormont, Dáil Eireann and the European Parliament.

What is the Youth Leadership Competition?

'This competition is one of our longest running youth projects and it rewards young people with clear leadership potential based on their extra-curricular activities. Last year we reviewed the format of the competition and we will keep this programme for the coming school year. Winners will visit Belfast and meet with local politicians and business leaders, then we travel to Dublin for further meetings with leaders and then the highlight of the trip will be to debate a variety of motions in the European Parliament in Strasbourg at Euroscola.'

Richard also appeared in an RTE News video on Brexit and what the backstop means to Irish students both sides of the border.