RIVERSTONE SENIOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP STUDENTS VISIT PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Written on the 17 November 2017 by Kevin Conolly
Local high school student leaders rubbed shoulders with state political leaders in Macquarie Street yesterday at the Riverstone Electorate Senior School Leadership Forum.
18 students from 7 local high schools and colleges attended the Leadership Forum at NSW Parliament House yesterday, Thursday, 16 November 2017, and had the opportunity to discuss leadership with The Hon Shelley Hancock MP, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP, Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations.
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 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. The students then moved to the Legislative Council where they were acknowledged directly by the President of the Legislative Council. The students then watched Question Time in the Legislative Council Chamber.
"It was great, especially the Question Time in the Legislative Assembly," said school student Scott Christie from The Ponds 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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