Cobar High School’s school captains Sandie Mitchell and Zoe Carter attended the 2019 Secondary Schools Student Leadership Program in Sydney last Thursday, which included a trip to Parliament House.
The students joined 150 students and young people from around the western area and across the state to meet with Members of Parliament to discuss what it means to be a leader, and to find out how these leaders came to be involved in government.
Students also had the opportunity to witness exciting events in the Lower House as amendments for the recently released State Budget were being heavily debated.
They got the opportunity to talk one-on-one with State Member for Barwon, Roy Butler, who described the western area group of students as “positive and vibrant” which Mr Butler said was a change from the people you regularly meet in parliament.
Mr Butler said he was pleased to have been able to address the students and talk about what he’d learnt from his 20 years of working in public service and what he’d observed were good attributes and qualities for people in leadership positions.
The students also visited Government House where they toured the building and had a Q&A session with Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC Governor of NSW and her husband Mr Dennis Wilson.
Students enjoyed dinner at the Centre Point Tower Buffet to finish off a wonderful trip.