O’Brien heads back to school

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien with Gippsland Grammar Year 11 legal studies students and teacher Mr Tyler Smith.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien headed back to school last week when he visited local students both old and young to discuss democracy and our system of government.

Mr O’Brien said being invited to local schools is one of his favourite parts of the role as the Member for Gippsland South and he is never disappointed by the calibre of students right across Gippsland South.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien with eager students from Grades 3-6 at Longford Primary School.

“From the Grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 students at Longford Primary School, the Year 11 legal studies class at Gippsland Grammar to the Sale chapter of University of the Third Age (U3A) I was met with enthusiasm and inquisitive minds.

“They say that learning is a lifelong endeavour and I was certainly witness to this during my visits last week where I saw learners young and old keen to hear more about my role in Parliament and the government system as a whole.

“I was delighted to be able to make myself available to answer questions from the various cohorts which varied greatly among the age groups – the younger students far more interested in my salary and what kind of car I drive than legislative procedure!”

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien speaking to the Sale Chapter of U3A.

Schools and other education providers who are interested in arranging for Mr O’Brien to visit their classroom can do so by emailing danny.obrien@parliament.vic.gov.au or by calling 03 5144 1987.


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