In November, Tavara S of Year 10 was selected as the Campbelltown representative in the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP) Youth Parliament held in November.
One young person from each NSW electorate was invited to attend Children’s Week Parliament and present a short speech via video on a topic they are passionate about that affects and is a priority for all children and young people across NSW.
On the day, Tavara received training in parliamentary processes and advocacy and heard from a panel of Members of Parliament. She then worked in a small group to deliver a speech. Below is an extract from Tavara's speech and the full recording can be viewed on the Facebook page of Mr Greg Warren, MP for Campbelltown.
"A happy environment is a safe environment but becoming more translucent is gang-related violence for the youth of NSW, making that statement far-fetched. The violence is seen as a trend, with Sydney gangs growing due to the recruitment of new, impressionable young people. The NSW Parliament has stated that a leading cause is to ensure mutual protection, especially for low socioeconomic areas, which are areas that make up a big part of NSW."
Congratulations Tavara on this impressive achievement! The College community is proud of the leadership you've shown here!
Thank you to Mrs Musico who organised this opportunity and to Ms Sue Lennox and Mr Greg Warren for their support of this endeavour.
Nathan East - HSIE Coordinator