Local primary students were excited to take a once in a lifetime look at NSW Parliament with The Hon. Matt Kean MP Member for Hornsby this week.
The group of students, all leaders at their respective schools, spent the morning in Parliament with Mr Kean. This included a tour of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council with both houses in session.
“It is a great pleasure to hold this event every year and to meet these student leaders from schools in Hornsby,” Mr Kean said.
Following the tour Premier Gladys Berejiklian dropped in to speak with the students and was impressed with the calibre of questions.
“Getting a chance to see first-hand how Parliament works and to question the Premier on politics and government is hands on learning for these students,” Mr Kean said.
The students also heard from NRL Legend Brad Fittler who told them in order to be good leaders they need to set a good example every day. While Waratah Pat McCutcheon also spoke on the importance of working on your leadership skills.
“The kids are fortunate enough that they’re leaders within their local communities and in their local schools and I think with leadership, it’s not a gift, it’s something you learn and you develop,” Mr McCutcheon said.
“No one is ever the best leader and leadership is something that’s progressive, you’re always learning and you’re always developing, so it’s a good step to speak to all of those young leaders,” he said.
Mr Kean hopes the students have been inspired to continue to work towards their goals and chase their dreams.
A total of 88 students from 22 local schools took part in the event along with teachers, principals and parents who equally enjoyed the look into NSW State Parliament.
Schools involved: Arcadia Public School, Berowra Christian School, Berowra Public School, Brooklyn Public School, Clarke Road School, Cowan Public School, Dural Public School, Galston Public School, Hornsby Heights Public School, Hornsby North Public School, Hornsby South Public School, Middle Dural Public School, Mt Colah Public School, Mt Ku-ring-gai Public School, Normanhurst West Public School, Pacific Hills Christian School, Pennant Hills Primary School, St Agatha’s Catholic School, St Bernard’s Catholic School, St Patrick’s Primary School, Thornleigh West Public School, Wideview Public School.