A group of Middle school children from Bingara Central School were greeted by Inverell based Senator John Williams when they visited Parliament House in Canberra last Tuesday.
Senator Williams told the Advocate the children asked many questions about what he did before he went into politics, how does one become a politician, had he met Mr. Trump (he hasn’t) what does the Prime Minister think of Mr. Trump, and ‘do you like your job’?
One student asked “Do you ever get lost in the building?” In his reply, Senator Williams told the group about how, when he was first elected, he and his Chief of Staff, Greg Kachel got lost in the corridors and went past the same Security station five times.
The Senator asked the students how many clocks there were in Parliament House. They knew, he said, that there are 2,700.
Each year, 85,000 school children visit Parliament House.
“One of the great joys of my job is meeting the school children when they visit Parliament House,” Senator Williams said.
The students also visited the Mint, War Memorial, Telstra Tower and had a day in the snow before they returned home on Thursday.
The students were accompanied by teachers Kylie Baxter, and Simone McIntyre and Rob Coombes who drove the bus.