Written on the 21 November 2018 by Kevin Conolly

Local high school student leaders rubbed shoulders with state political leaders in NSW Parliament today at the Riverstone Electorate Senior School Leadership Forum.

24 students and staff from 7 local high schools and colleges attended the Leadership Forum at NSW Parliament House and had the opportunity to discuss leadership with The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP, Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations and The Hon. Tanya Davies, Minister for Women, Mental Health and Ageing.

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, Riverstone High School, Glenwood High School, St Mark's Catholic College, The Ponds High School, St John Paul II Catholic College and Rouse Hill Anglican College 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. The students then moved to the Legislative Council where they were acknowledged directly by the President of the Legislative Council. The students then watched proceedings in the Legislative Council Chamber.

"I found the day very informative.  I really enjoyed Question time.  It has inspired me to follow a career in politics," said Courtney from Glenwood High School.

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

Author: Kevin Conolly


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