After getting a taste for debating at the EU Mock Parliament at Stormont, Sam Crooks took part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Competition, which led to him representing Ireland at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in early 2017 for the Euroscola event.

Over the course of one day, the young representatives from across the European Union take part in several debates on current political issues that they have, hopefully, researched in advance and these are conducted in English, French and frequently German.

A full report of Sam's trip can be found here - Euroscola 2017