INVERELL STUDENT LEADERS TOUR STATE PARLIAMENT

INVERELL STUDENT LEADERS TOUR STATE PARLIAMENT

1. Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall pictured on the steps of State Parliament last week with Inverell High School captains Will McAuliffe, left, and Hannah Wales.
2. Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall pictured on the steps of State Parliament last week with Macintyre High School captains Sarah Woodhead, left, and Max Dolby.
Monday, 5 June 2017

STUDENT leaders of Inverell and Macintyre High Schools got a taste for NSW politics last week during a tour of the oldest Parliament in Australia.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall played host to school captains Hannah Wales and Will McAuliffe (Inverell HS) and Sarah Woodhead and Max Dolby (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.

“Hannah, Sarah, Will and Max were exceptional ambassadors for their schools and the Armidale community.

“It was a pleasure to have them in Parliament and personally welcome and mention them 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 Hannah, Sarah, Will and Max and I hope they enjoyed their time visiting the ‘people’s parliament’ learning about parliamentary proceedings.”

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