Region’s student leaders take a peek inside Parliament House

VISIT: Jay Webber, Niamh McAdam, Madeleine Howle and Aidan McBurney with Bathurst MP Paul Toole and Bathurst High principal Ken Barwick at Parliament House. Photo: SUPPLIED
VISIT: Jay Webber, Niamh McAdam, Madeleine Howle and Aidan McBurney with Bathurst MP Paul Toole and Bathurst High principal Ken Barwick at Parliament House. Photo: SUPPLIED

BATHURST school leaders got an insight into the workings of the NSW Government during a trip to the state capital last week.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole welcomed Kelso High campus captains Madeleine Howle and Jay Webber and Bathurst High campus captains Aidan McBurney and Niamh McAdam to Parliament House.

Mr Toole said the school leaders program was a wonderful opportunity for young students to both learn and experience the procedures and processes of democracy in NSW and to engage in civics and citizenship education.

“Following spending time at parliament the students then visited Government House,” Mr Toole said.

“So overall it was a day which gave each of them a wider perspective on leadership, the workings of government and to meet the people who make parliament work.

“These students are the leaders of tomorrow and this was an invaluable experience for them. It was great to see their enthusiasm and to meet them on the day.”

Mr Toole said the young leaders would fondly remember the day.

“Every school should be extremely proud of their young ambassadors and the manner in which they represented not only themselves, but their school and their community,” he said.

“These students are the leaders of tomorrow and it was wonderful to share this time with them and to see their vitality, enthusiasm and willingness to embrace this learning experience through their visit to parliament house.”