Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry MP, was joined by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Milton Dick, to immerse Rockhampton’s primary school students in the workings of Federal Parliament.
The Parliament in Schools program provides students with hands on experience to learn about the inner workings of Australia’s Parliamentary system. Students will learn about federation, democracy and the Parliament.
Crescent Lagoon State School and The Hall State School students will take part in the Parliament in Schools program.
Michelle Landry, Federal Member for Capricornia, said it’s important for students to become engaged in Australia’s democracy.
“It’s extremely important to ensure children are inspired and engaged in parliamentary processes.
“Programs, like Parliament in Schools, fosters enthusiasm for democracy through participation in immersive programs and resources.
“For the students to interact directly with the Speaker is rare and it will be something which I am sure they will remember for years to come.
“For many students across regional Australia, the ability to travel to Canberra isn’t as easy as it is for their metropolitan counterparts. That is why it is fantastic for children to be given this chance to take part in a program like this,” Ms Landry said.
The Parliament in Schools program is assisted by the Parliamentary Education Office (PEO), which aims to educate Australians of all ages on our democracy processes.
For more information on PEO and to access resources for education, go to peo.gov.au.