ALL Saints’ College student Christopher-John Daudu joins 120 Year 11 and 12 students at the 22nd National Schools Constitutional Convention in Canberra this week.
The program provides senior students with an opportunity to become better informed about how Australia’s Constitution provides a democratic framework and encourages them to take an active interest in the operation of government.
Christoper-John said he was grateful and excited for the opportunity to travel to the National Convention this year.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the State Constitutional Convention, it was such an informative experience full of engaging and passionate speakers,” he said.
“The most exciting part of the convention for me is the opportunity to meet like-minded politics enthusiasts from not only Western Australia but also across the country.”
Facilitated by John Warhurst, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University, the students will consider a range of arguments relating to Indigenous Constitutional recognition.
This will include input from a panel of experts, group discussions on the issues and the opportunity to persuade other delegates of particular approaches.
Students will also participate in a mock referendum to determine the outcome of their deliberations.
The Convention is funded by the Federal Government’s Department of Education and Training as part of its ongoing commitment to civics and citizenship education.
Christopher-John was selected from close to 4000 students from government, independent and Catholic schools, most of whom took part in feeder conventions in their home state or territory.