Europe does attract pupils

21st May 2004 at 01:00
I was interested to read Chris Patten's comments about the role of school in combating negative attitudes to the European Union (TES, April 30).

In Northamptonshire our pupils do have lessons about the EU. We have a programme for Year 91011 pupils that includes a trip to Brussels, a conference with speakers addressing European themes, and a day of debates.

We celebrated the enlargement of Europe with young people participating in presentations about each accession country.

Our next day of debates is on May 28, involving 80 pupils. As a part of that we are hoping to video-conference with someone from the commission. Mr Patten is our first choice.

Danielle Stone Study support strategic co-ordinator Northants county council

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