Tuesday May 23, 2017
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, welcomed 18 students from local high schools in Mulgoa to the NSW Parliament House for the 'Mulgoa Senior School Captain Leadership Forum’ on 10 May 2017.
The students had the opportunity to meet with The Hon Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Education, The Hon Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health and The Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Early Childhood Education and Assistant Minister for Education to hear first hand about their journey into politics and what leadership is.
The forum is an annual event hosted by Tanya Davies to encourage senior school leaders to think about leadership in our local community.
“The forum is an opportunity to reveal the journey people take into leadership, how leaders tackle challenges, lessons they have learnt and principles they apply to life. It was also an opportunity to recognise the student's commitment and dedication to their respective communities,” Tanya Davies said.
“The student leaders were highly engaged throughout the day and asked the Ministers and myself some thought-provoking questions,” Tanya Davies said.
Tanya Davies then gave the student leaders a personal tour of Parliament House before they sat in the gallery and listened to question time in the Legislative Assembly.
At the conclusion of the day a number of students experienced they now had an interest in potentially pursuing a public service role.
“It is important that our young leaders have opportunities to develop and expand on their leadership skills. I hope that the forum was of great benefit to these students and I know that they will continue to make a difference in our community,” Tanya Davies said.