Woodfarm high’s men in Brussels

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WOODFARM high school pupils Calum McRae and Hunnain Sohail set off on an early summer trip to Brussels recently to represent Scotland.

The 16-year-olds were invited to the European parliament for a two-day trip after winning a Europe-wide writing competition, meeting up with fellow winners from schools across Europe and taking lunch with elected representatives.

Woodfarm high was nominated by west of Scotland MSP Stewart Maxwell — vice president of the EA group in the committee of the regions — to represent the whole country.

Pupils wrote an essay on the role of young people in promoting European citizenship, and Calum and Hunnian’s entries came out on top.

The MSP said: “It’s been a pleasure to welcome Hunnain and Calum to Brussels, and they’ve both done a great job as ambassadors for East Renfrewshire and for Scotland.

“They’ve been working hard these past few months for their exams and I hope their trip to the European parliament has been a worthwhile reward for their efforts.

“I’ve been very impressed with their informed political insight during the visit and I’m delighted that they’ve made the most of this great opportunity.”