Councillor Patrick Gerard Murphy, Mayor of the County of Cork, making the sponsorship award presentation to Ava Lawton of Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co Cork. Also included are school principal Lorraine O'Keeffe, left and Ava's mum Mary. (Picture: David Keane)

Cork County Council are to sponsor Ava Lawton’s participation in a trip to Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

Ava, a transition year student at Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown was selected after participating in the weekly online citizenship and democracy quiz. 

Ava will join 24 other students from Ireland on an educational trip during which they will represent Ireland in Euroscola – a youth EU Parliament.

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