Written on the 24 October 2019 by Kevin Conolly


Local high school student leaders rubbed shoulders with state parliamentary leaders in NSW Parliament yesterday at the Riverstone Electorate Senior School Leadership forum, an annual event hosted by Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP.

The forum was started by Mr Conolly when he was first elected into NSW parliament in 2011 and was designed to inspire high school students in leadership roles to think more broadly about leadership in our community.

20 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 the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Ms Helen Minnican.

"I take this opportunity to recognize the hard work that school captains and leaders give to their school communities also," Mr Conolly said.

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

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

Here's what some of the students had to say of their experience yesterday:

Mia, The Ponds High School "I really enjoyed the day, especially Question Time.  I was inspired by the experience and have a lot to take back to school".

Sadaf & Tamara, Wyndham College "It was a pleasure to attend.  We found the day to be a very rewarding experience".

Ebony, Glenwood High School "Today was a valuable learning experience.  It was great to ask questions to the guest speakers and we have gained a lot from the day to take back for our own leadership roles".

Lachlan, Glenwood High School    "It was interesting to see how government comes about".

Author: Kevin Conolly


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