Rossmoyne students to attend National Constitutional Convention

Rossmoyne students to attend National Constitutional Convention

Two Rossmoyne Senior High School students have been selected as part of the 15-student West Australian delegation to attend the 2023 National Schools’ Constitutional Convention next March.

Year 11s Pragati N. and Clayton W. will travel to Canberra to attend the Convention at the Museum of Australian Democracy, where they will join Year 11 and 12 students from across the country to discuss and explore contemporary constitutional issues.

Both Pragati and Clayton applied to join the delegation after attending the West Australian State School’s Constitutional Convention and enjoying discussion of the political and legal climate of Australia.

They said the State Convention allowed them to apply their knowledge and passion for politics. They learnt about contemporary political issues including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament, and explored the concept of referendum and pathway that Australia would need to follow should it attempt to become a republic.

Both students submitted 250 word applications summarising their State Convention experience and what they would be able to contribute to the National Convention, should they be selected.

Pragati and Clayton are both excited to attend and possibly rub shoulders with federal politicians.

“We are excited to extend our academic endeavours at the Convention and employ our problem solving skills to unearth the issues which surround the political and legal climate in Australia,” they wrote in a joint statement.