2023 NSW Youth Parliament Program
Congratulations to Lachlan Miranda (Year 11) who has been accepted into the 2023 NSW Youth Parliament Program as a representative of the electorate of Coogee.
Lachlan undertook a rigorous application process to be accepted into this highly-sought, illustrious program. In Lachlan’s application, he was asked to outline his leadership credentials as well as his leadership passions. He wrote about his aspirations to become a psychologist post-school and his focus on mental health. Lachlan has been assigned to the Mental Health Committee and will meet his committee members on zoom, in a few weeks time.
Lachlan will spend time in the two upcoming holiday breaks attending two camps based in Sydney. Firstly, a Training Camp at Sydney Olympic Park where Lachlan will meet face-to-face with his committee and engage in forums and workshops looking at advocacy, leadership and mental health. This will be followed by a Residential Camp week where he will spend time at Government House and at NSW Parliament House. Here he will debate in front of sitting NSW members of Parliament, engage with community and political leaders, and develop connections with his peers from across the state.
This adds to Lachlan’s ever expanding ‘parliamentary portfolio’! Last year he was selected to participate in the inaugural Civics and Citizenship Program at NSW Parliament. Lachlan – one of only 30 students chosen from across NSW – engaged with his peers around Australia, discussing the democratic system of government and the role of citizens in upholding a strong and resilient democracy.
Lachlan is very excited about his latest parliamentary opportunity and looks forward to sharing his experiences and learnings with the College community. We wish him every success in this program and thank Mr Sposari for his ongoing support and guidance of Lachlan.