RIVERSTONE SENIOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP STUDENTS VISIT NSW PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Written on the 9 November 2016 by Kevin Conolly
Local high school student leaders rubbed shoulders with state political leaders in Macquarie Street yesterday at the Riverstone Senior School Leadership Forum.
16 students from 8 local high schools and colleges attended the Leadership Forum at NSW Parliament House yesterday, Tuesday, 8 November 2016, and had the opportunity to discuss leadership with The Hon Shelley Hancock MP, Speaker of the 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 high 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 Wyndham College, Quakers Hill High School, Riverstone High School, Glenwood High School, St Mark's Catholic College, Norwest Christian College, Australian Christian College and The Ponds High School were acknowledged directly by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. The students then watched Question Time in the Legislative Assembly Chamber and saw the Premier and government Ministers in action.
Mr Conolly also 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.
"I hope this experience may have opened their eyes to wider possibilities for their own futures".
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