Chesters welcomes Shadow Treasurer to Bendigo

Students at Bendigo Senior Secondary College will today (19 February) get to rub shoulders with the Shadow Treasurer, the Hon. Chris Bowen, and the Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters.

“It’s great to be invited to Bendigo by the Federal Labor Member, Lisa Chesters. Lisa is a great advocate for the people of Bendigo. This visit provides an opportunity for us to engage with students and the local business community and hear their views on the economy and this Government’s unfair budget,” said Mr Bowen.

Around 100 Legal Studies students in years 11 and 12 will have the opportunity to hear from the experienced Parliamentarian when he delivers an informal lecture on campus at Bendigo Senior Secondary College today. The visit is part of a day long tour which also includes a visit to Thales, a lunch with the Bendigo Business Council and an evening dinner with supporters in Kyneton.

“I am thrilled to be able to bring Mr Bowen to one of our great places of learning here in Bendigo.

 “Bendigo Senior Secondary College should feel proud that Mr Bowen has made this visit a key feature of his itinerary. It’s a reflection of the quality of the institution and the high regard Labor has for public education.

“We have some very politically engaged young people in this electorate. A visit from the Shadow Treasurer on their own campus is a fantastic chance for students to engage with one of Australia’s highest profile politicians. It may even inspire the next generation of Parliamentarians!” said Ms Chesters.

Principal Dale Pearce said the visit provided a valuable learning experience for students.

“BSSC is thrilled to have the Shadow Treasurer, the Hon. Chris Bowen, visit the college and speak to both year 11 and year 12 Legal Studies students. This visit is a wonderful opportunity for students to get a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of politics and the Australian parliamentary system from someone who experiences it on a daily basis.

“The college encourages students to be leaders in their own lives and communities. We are looking forward to Chris Bowen’s insights into leadership on a personal, local and national level. It is also a fantastic chance for students to find out about their ability to engage in democracy through local action groups and social media.”