28th National Schools Constitutional Convention
Late last month Year 10 Darwin High School students Shane West and Lucy Hebblethwaite, along with DHS teacher Mr Chanmugam participated in the 2022 Civics and Citizenship Pilot Program as part of the National Schools Constitutional Convention.
The 2022 Civics and Citizenship Pilot Program for Years 9 & 10 aims to increase young Australians’ knowledge about the Australian Constitution and the role it plays in our democracy. The one-day program was run from a virtual central hub in Canberra, with groups from all states and territories joining virtually from centres around the country.
Shane and Lucy were among seven delegates who represented the Northern Territory at the convention. The NT group met at the Vibe Hotel in Darwin and dialled in via Zoom to discuss the topic of 'compulsory voting in Australia.
A highlight was the opportunity for the delegates to meet with the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Hon. Mark Monaghan, at Parliament House.
Shane and Lucy were fantastic ambassadors for Darwin High School and the Northern Territory.