LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL LEADERSHIP STUDENTS VISIT NSW PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Written on the 22 September 2017 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP was delighted by the success of yesterday's Junior School Leadership Forum in NSW Parliament.
22 students from 8 local primary schools attended the Leadership Forum at NSW Parliament House on Thursday, 21 September 2017, and had the opportunity to discuss leadership with The Hon Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Minister for Finance, Services and Property and The Hon Tanya Davies MP Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Women, and Minister for Ageing.
Now in its 7th year, the forum is an annual event initiated by Mr Conolly to inspire junior school students in leadership roles to think more broadly about leadership in our community.
"It is also an opportunity for me to recognize the hard work that school captains and leaders give to their school communities" Mr Conolly said.
The students from Barnier Public School, Parklea Public School, Quakers Hill East Public School, St Joseph's Primary School, Riverbank Public School, Norwest Christian College, John XXIII Catholic Primary School and Mary Immaculate Primary School were acknowledged directly by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. The students then watched question time in the Legislative Assembly Chamber and got to see the Premier and government Ministers in action.
"I thought the best part was seeing Question Time; I really enjoyed it" said one student.
Mr Conolly then gave the students a personal tour of Parliament House.
"I believe it is important that our young leaders have an understanding of how their democratic government functions" said Mr Conolly.
"This experience may have opened their eyes to wider possibilities for their own futures".
Author: Kevin Conolly
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