John Forrest Secondary College’s budding politicians join Youth Parliament


Brandon Preap and Matthew Beaven.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie           d455054
Brandon Preap and Matthew Beaven. Picture: Andrew Ritchie         d455054

BUDDING student politicians participated in a week-long youth parliament program at Parliament House last week.

John Forrest Secondary College student Brandon Preap and Ballajura Community College student Matthew Beaven were among 51 high school and university students who took part in the program.

The program provided an opportunity for participants to play the role of a MP and participate in debates.

Both Brandon and Matthew said the program was “excellent”. Brandon said while he wanted to explore politics, he did not rule out other career paths.

“I am not sure if I want to choose politics or science as I am just trying out different things,” he said.

Matthew said he was impressed with the activities they participated in during the week.

“It is a great opportunity to sit in Parliament and experience the parliamentary procedures,” he said.

“I want to go through law first and then maybe go into politics federally.”