Inverell student leaders tour State parliament
STUDENT leaders of Inverell and Macintyre High Schools got a taste for NSW politics on Wednesday during a tour of the oldest Parliament in Australia.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall played host to Student Representative Council (SRC) Presidents Ashleigh Campbell and Declan Drake (Inverell HS) and Sarah Flick and Caleb Hamilton (Macintyre HS) during a Secondary Student Leadership Program, conducted by the NSW Parliamentary Education Branch, which included a visit to Government House.
“This program provides students with the opportunity to meet their elected representatives and to develop their knowledge of constitutional and parliamentary proceedings including the role of the Governor and the workings of the Parliament,” Mr Marshall said.
“Ashleigh, Sarah, Declan and Caleb were exceptional ambassadors for their schools and the Inverell community.
“It was a pleasure to have them in Parliament and personally welcome and mention them from the Speaker’s chair during a debate on the floor of Parliament while they were in the public gallery.”
Mr Marshall said the student leaders, together with their colleagues from schools across country NSW, began the day listening to addresses from MPs before quizzing them on the life of a politician.
“As Parliament was sitting, the student leaders also had the chance to view both Houses in action before heading off to Government House to meet His Excellency the Governor,” Mr Marshall said.
“The program was a great opportunity for the students to develop their knowledge of constitutional and parliamentary proceedings including the role of the Governor and the workings of the Parliament.
“It was wonderful to meet Ashleigh, Sarah, Declan and Caleb again and I hope they enjoyed their time visiting the ‘people’s parliament’ learning about parliamentary proceedings.”