RIVERSTONE JUNIOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP STUDENTS VISIT NSW PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Written on the 21 September 2016 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP was delighted by the success of the Riverstone Junior School Leadership Forum in NSW Parliament yesterday.
33 students from 12 local primary schools attended the Leadership Forum at NSW Parliament House on Thursday, 15 September 2016, and had the opportunity to discuss leadership with The Hon Shelley Hancock MP, Speaker Legislative Assembly and The Hon John Ajaka MLC, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Disability Services, and Minister for Multiculturalism.
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 Hambledon Public School, John Palmer Public School, Mary Immaculate Primary School, Norwest Christian College, Parklea Public School, Riverstone Public School, Schofields Public School, St John XXIII Catholic Primary School, St John's Primary School, Australian Christian College, Riverbank Public School, Quakers Hill East Public School were acknowledged directly by the Premier and 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 a school captain from Schofields Public School.
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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