Campbelltown MP Greg Warren hosted high school student leaders from Campbelltown during a tour of NSW Parliament last week.
The annual tour provided these school captains and vice captains – though there were some prefects as well – with an insight into how NSW Parliament works.
There were 24 students taking part his year, representing six local high schools: John Therry, Leumeah, Thomas Reddall, Ambarvale, Eagle Vale and St Patrick’s College.
During the tour, the students, who were accompanied by their teachers, visited the Legislative Assembly – also known as the “bear pit’’ – and Legislative Council chambers and the coveted Jubilee Room.
Mr Warren said afterwards the student leaders’ visit to NSW Parliament was a highlight of his year.
“These students are among the finest young leaders in our community and who knows, one day they could be a Member of Parliament rather than a guest of Parliament.
“Tours like these are crucial as they give younger voters an insight into the inner workings of NSW Parliament.
“Most of the time all people see are MPs on television passionately debating in the chamber – but there is so much more that occurs here.
“Decisions that impact every NSW resident are made here in NSW Parliament,” said the member for Campbelltown.
“Some of the state’s – and the country’s – most influential leaders have graced these halls and chambers.
“Thank you to all the student leaders who made the journey from Campbelltown to NSW Parliament for what I hope was a memorable occasion.”