Students from St Joseph’s Primary School, Bayswater Primary School, Kent Park Primary School and Bayswater West Primary School were visited by the PEO as well as Alan Tudge to learn about how the Australian Parliament works.
The PEO coordinated a mock parliament with students at each school where students were given the opportunity to participate in experiential learning – passing their very own imaginary legislation through the mock parliament.
Mr Tudge spoke to students about how he became a politician, what he does on a daily basis, and his recommendations for those who are interested in becoming a politician. Students were then given the opportunity to ask Mr Tudge questions on a range of topics.
“It was great to speak to the students about what happens in the Australian Parliament and talk about all the great things that my job involves.”
“The PEO provides fantastic role-play learning for students, so that they can put themselves in the shoes of a politician. I’m sure the students found it to be both a fun and worthwhile experience,” said Mr Tudge.
The PEO also provides resources and publications to teachers and students, for both independent use and classroom use. Their interactive website can be found at www.peo.gov.au.