The Year 12 In Recap

To start off I can say that my year has been amazing! Though a rollercoaster ride I am very thankful for all the amazing opportunities I got and people I can call my friends.  Here are a few of my favourite memories and pictures of Year 12!

Colour Run
EYP Liverpool

Colour Run
Christmas Concert

Bonfire

 

Harry Potter Studios London

 

Hiking

Betty’s my favourite place
Caste Howard

 

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Travel Diary: Edinburgh

E d i n b u r g h       h e r e      w e      c o m e!

After our school year had almost finished and our mocks my friends and I decided to treat us to a little trip. Where should we go we thought … and since Edinburgh is only a train ride away and some of us had never been we decided the trip should lead us to the bagpipes and quilts. I went with a group of 4 other girls. Our little group consisted of A German, A French, An English, A German-English and me. We had booked an AirB&B close to the city center and a train return ticket and everything else we were to figure out while we were there.

I completely fell in love with the city that never gave up its middle ages feels and castles and old pubs. The people who were friendly and laid back it seemed and the quilts you could buy at every second corner as well as the old buildings are unhesitatingly the core of the harry potter books which also found their beginning in a little restaurant in Edinburgh called the “The Elephant House” (which we discovered after wondering how one restaurant could have the queue of almost the London Eye).

 

D A Y 1

We arrived Friday at around mid day and checked into our little flat which was – after we passed the dark corridor- not bad at all. We had booked a student-led-tour through Edinburgh University which we went to straight afterwards. While I  already started to fall in love with the city I didn’t love the University too much but it was still interesting seeing it. We then went to see the National History Museum and took a photo with clone-sheep Dolly for our Biology teacher. In the evening we made pasta in our small but cozy apartment and enjoyed our girls evening.

here we are at the National History Museum

 

 

D A Y 2

The next day we had good weather so we decided to visit the botanical gardens which were so so beautiful! We stayed there and got lost but found ourselves out of the blooming garden. We then went to have lunch at ‘Wagamama’ with a very, very enthusiastic waiter who made us laugh quite a bit but who was really sweet. We also did a little bit of shopping that day (our stricter dress code next year gave us the excuse to do so).

 

D A Y 3

On our last day, we visited the National Gallery which I really enjoyed and which had a big collection of Renaissance to Impressionist works. I even found a Degas which made me smile. After that, we wandered around the city and did some shopping here some sitting there. In the evening we had dinner at a restaurant called “Zizzi’s” which was very delicious pizza and a good way to end our trip.

Thank you Edinburgh, I will be coming back!

 

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EYP National Session Liverpool

The European Youth Parliament National Session for which we got selected earlier this year was a very unique and defining experience for me. The session took place in Liverpool at the Liverpool Hope University and went over four days from Thursday until Sunday. It was organized by other young EYP alumni all of whom are currently studying.

We arrived with our school delegation of 8 people but were all assigned different committees. My committee was “The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs” or “LIBE”. We later also named us the “Libabes”. Our committee had the most amazing (obviously being very objective here) chair person to guide and help us during the session.

On the first day, we had one day of team building which was actually a lot of fun and really helped to get to know everyone. In the evening there was an event called Eurovillage where every school prepared food from one country (we were representing Denmark) which was reeeaaaaaal fun and well cool!

On our second day, we started with the committee work and worked all day on our informational- and operative clauses for our resolution towards our topic :

With a rise in the number of passengers experiencing harassment while travelling, or being denied travel on gender, religious, cultural and ethnic grounds, how can the European Union act to ensure safe travel for all while maintaining its stance against discrimination and ethnic profiling?

Our committee worked so well together and we all were so stunned by how efficiently we worked and how pleased we were with our resolution. I will have the final resolution attached at the end. We then had a pub quiz in the evening which the Libabes, unfortunately, didn’t win. At 12 o’ clock at night the resolution booklet of all committees was released and we spend the night preparing for our debate the next day. We went to sleep at 3 and woke up at 6:30.

On the third day, there was the GA or General Assembly or in another word the debate. We debated 7 resolutions some of which passed some off which didn’t. Our resolution however passed !! In the evening we had a concert where delegates sang and performed. It was a really good evening full of support, new friendships, and shared interests.

On Sunday we debated the last two resolutions. After the closing ceremony of the GA we all got little envelopes with little notes from our committee. It was a truly amazing experience and the people I met were people that were inspiring and interesting as well as fun and I hope to see them all again. The session ended with everyone from the board to the organizers to the delegates listening to “Imagine” and saying goodbye.

The photos from our amazing media team on the EYP Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/liverpoolnational2017/photos/?ref=page_internal

 

Our Resolution :

 

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Half Marathon

Together with 3 other friends I fulfilled my goal for Year 12 ( well one of my goals for Year 12) to run a Half Marathon. 13.1 Miles or 21.097 Kilometres !! We did it and we were very proud. We ran along the promenade in Morecambe where the event took place. It was a very nice route and thankfully did not include any mountains or anything !!

Here is a picture of us after completing the half marathon!

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