The Aquinas students participating in the Shared Education Project joined their counterparts from Wellington for a visit to Stormont on Friday morning. The Stormont Education Officers packed in a variety of activities to challenge and motivate the students. The morning began with a short history of Stormont delivered in the Senate Chamber before a quick relocation to the main chamber for a debate on the merits of school uniforms. Olivia Feron’s forceful argument helped swing the vote in favour of keeping the uniform. The students then split into smaller groups and conducted mini-elections with Katie Grogan’s well delivered manifesto gaining her enough votes to be elected on the second count!

The Stormont visit marks the start of the second stage of the Shared Education Citizenship module. The focus will now be on Conflict and later in the month the Stormont Outreach Programme will visit Aquinas.