Written on the 21 August 2019 by Kevin Conolly


Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP was delighted by the success of the Riverstone Junior School Leadership Forum in NSW Parliament today.

30 students from 11 local primary schools attended the Leadership Forum at NSW Parliament House today and had the opportunity to discuss leadership with The Hon Anthony Roberts, Minister for Counter Terrorism and Corrections and The Hon Shelley Hancock, Minister for Local Government.

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 John Palmer Public School, Kellyville Ridge Public School, Mary Immaculate Primary School, Parklea Public School, Quakers Hill East Public School, St John's Primary School, St Joseph's Primary School, Vineyard Public School, Riverbank Public School, Norwest Christian College and St John XXIII Catholic Learning Community were welcomed 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 answering questions from the opposition.

"I believe it is important that our young leaders have an understanding of how their democratic government functions," said Mr Conolly.

Mr Conolly then gave the students a personal tour of Parliament House.

"This experience may have opened their eyes to wider possibilities for their own futures," Mr Conolly said.

Below are some of the student quotes from the day's experience:

Taj (Parklea PS) "My favourite part was Question Time.  I enjoyed learning about all the different people and their roles".

Heather (Quakers Hill East PS) "My favourite part was learning about all the Ministers and hearing them talk about leadership".

Sam (Quakers Hill East PS) "I thought Question Time was pretty entertaining and interesting".

Author: Kevin Conolly


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