On Friday, 3 August the Year 10 Politics class headed into the city for an excursion. The day started off with delicious coffee and hot chocolates which we drank whilst listening to a presentation by Amnesty International. We learnt about various conflicts they are trying to resolve and how they operate. We were also informed on how, we as high school students can help and have an impact as well by organising our own events at school.
We then headed to the union to get an insight and information on what a regular full time working person can achieve in a full working day. We were taken on a brief tour around the building. We were lucky enough to see some important areas in the building, such as gunshot marks from an attempted robbery.
Next on the agenda was a quick lunch break, then off to the Parliament building. Everyone was able to sit in the seats that our very own MP’s use whilst being surrounded by $7 million worth of gold all over the rooms. We were taken on another tour to see the most important rooms with each of us asking interesting questions about issues and how things work in Parliament. Soon enough the excursion ended, and we started heading home after a wonderful day filled with fun activities and lots of note taking.
Tessa Harrison (10S)