Rosetta Primary pupils put civics and citizenship into action

ROSETTA Primary School’s “Leadership Team” received a unique look into the inner workings of the Glenorchy City Council when they were treated to a special visit to the council chambers.

The five students were welcomed into the chambers by Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston and Alderman Jan Dunsby, where they received the chance to don mayoral and civic robes as they participated in role-play activities.

They were then able to share their views on what they would like to see happen in the city of Glenorchy and debate both futuristic and current issues.

“The trip was part of the civics and citizenship curriculum and the children enjoyed finding out about the role of the mayor and how local government works in the community,” Rosetta Primary School teacher Michele Jones said.

Mayor Johnston said she was delighted with the students’ engagement, as well as the opportunity to hear the views of young people in the community.

“Ald Dunsby and I were delighted to host this visit as it provided an opportunity to increase awareness about the activities of Council,” she said.

“Most importantly, we can also hear feedback on those issues that young people in our community feel strongly about.

“The representatives from Rosetta Primary are already leading their school community and I’m confident they will make fine leaders in our community as alderman, and even mayors, into the future.”

Caption: From left, Rosetta Primary School students Grace Saunders, Ella Rose Ikin, Tess Jackson, Fraser Jackson and Teniqua Ponting. Photo credit: Jan Dunsby.

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