Deputy Head Girl Grace was awarded the Phil Twyford Parliamentary Internship at Senior Prizegiving last year and recently spent a week in Wellington with the Minister for Transport and Housing. This unique experience offers students the chance to see behind the scenes of parliament and meet the movers and shakers who run our country.
Grace says “There were many highlights over the week, I was able to experience sitting in on the House, saw first hand the pressure the opposition party puts on the Government, and appreciated getting to meet the staff behind the scenes and hear about the roles they play. I would like to say thank you to Phil Twyford, Mr Purcell and the school, who were the reason I was able to have such an amazing trip! I would also encourage many other teenagers to get involved with politics and this internship as it is such an incredible experience!”