Education and Debate about the Northern Ireland Protocol

Mercy College’s Government and Politics class researched Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol and then debated the topic:

“This house believes that Northern Ireland should have “special status” in the European Union.”

The class were split into two teams and had to create a 2 minute opening statement before moving onto the debate itself.

As Mercy College is a Belfast school, the Northern Ireland Protocol is something their students are directly affected by. Debates on issues like this bring home how important it is to understand and get involved with the democratic structures around us.

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