Arainn Mhor student Clara Ferry is off on a trip around Europe this December after winning a competition.

Clara, who is in fifth year of Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, will be travelling to Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg on a free educational trip with 24 other students from Ireland. 

Clara will spend one day at the European Parliament and take part in a youth parliament (Euroscola) with students from other member states.

Clara Ferry, 5th year student from Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arainn Mhor, winner of the weekly programme.

The prize was won though – a free online competition where young people answer questions relating to a diverse range of areas, including the environment, politics, Irish language, music, sport and a computer randomly selects the winner each week.

Clara’s prize was sponsored by Donegal County Council and Cathaoirleach of Glenties Municipal District Cllr. John Sheamais O’Fhearraigh believes that is great way to encourage young people to learn and develop active citizenship, democratic values and intercultural understanding.

Cllr O’Fhearraigh said: “I would like to congratulate Clara on winning this prize and I believe that this is a great initiative that allows young people from all over Europe a chance to see first-hand the workings of the European Parliament and to engage with their peers from different countries and cultures, sharing their own experiences and insights.  I wish Clara every success during her visit in December and I hope it contributes in a positive way towards her future studies.”