ARMIDALE SCHOOL LEADERS TOUR STATE PARLIAMENT

ARMIDALE SCHOOL LEADERS TOUR STATE PARLIAMENT

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall pictured on the steps of State Parliament yesterday with Armidale High School leaders, Jed Cranfield, left, Claudia Thorne, Mel Brash and Tim Lockrey.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall pictured on the steps of State Parliament yesterday with Duval High School leaders, Eleanor Logan, left, and Thomas Browne.

STUDENT leaders from Armidale and Duval High Schools got a taste for NSW politics yesterday during a tour of the oldest Parliament in Australia.

 

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall played host to the leadership group of Jed Cranfield, Claudia Thorne, Tim Lockrey and Mel Brash from Armidale High and Eleanor Logan and Thomas Browne from Duval High.

 

The students were in Sydney for 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.

 

“Jed, Claudia, Tim, Mel, Eleanor and Thomas were exceptional ambassadors for their school and it was a pleasure to have them in Parliament and personally welcome and mention them in 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 NSW, began the day listening to addresses from MPs before quizzing them on the life of a politician.

 

“As Parliament was sitting, the students also had the chance to view both Houses in action before heading off to Government House to meet His Excellency the Governor.

 

“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 up again with our local young leaders and I hope they enjoyed their time visiting the ‘people’s parliament’ learning about parliamentary proceedings.”

 

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