European Youth Parliament National Pre-selection 20th of March 2016
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter – Martin Luther King Jr.
Since Cyprus is a member of the European family, students across the island have the amazing opportunity to take part in youth programmes such as EYP. The EYP Cyprus currently has thousands of members, amongst them many students from the English School. The English School is actively involved in EYP and as a school we have established the EYP club, which allows students to witness the EYP experience. Each year we organise an internal General Assembly where the delegates from years 4 and 5, have the chance to debate the resolutions they wrote during the stages of committee work. This year our Internal General Assembly was directed by three 7th form students, Ioanna Droussiotou, Maria Christou and Stavrina Christou.
After many hours of passionate debates, the delegates were in a position to express their views on controversial issues such as cyber bulling and the absence of common economic policies in the European Union. It is worth noting that EYP manages to integrate fun activities such as Just-dance sessions and energizers in the General Assembly, aiming to create a friendly environment. At the end of the General Assembly the delegates chose the resolution which represented our school to this year’s EYP Inter-School General Assembly, where five schools across Nicosia came together and got a slight taste of the EYP experience. The Inter-School is only the first stop of the EYP journey since events such as the Pre-Selections, the National Session as well as International sessions will follow.
I am lucky enough to be a member of the EYP family since last year I was selected, along with my classmates Andreas Charidemou, Annie Chliara, Danae Stavrou , Krini Papacharalambous and Laren Alphan to represent our schools to the 9th National Session of EYP Cyprus. After attending the National Session we all became official EYP alumni and we have acquired enough EYP knowledge to be in a position to chair and train our school’s aspiring EYPers.
The new delegation selected to represent the English School in the Pre-selection on Sunday the 20th of March at the GC School is formed by Anna Economou, Aris Messios, Despina, Demetriadou, Dilara Semiler, Loucas Charidemou and Marina Leonidou.
We wish them best of luck and we hope that they enjoy this journey!