Kara to represent Queensland at National Schools Constitutional Convention Kara to represent Queensland at National Schools Constitutional Convention

Year 10 student Kara will soon gain a new insight into Australian politics after being selected to represent Queensland at next year’s National Schools Constitutional Convention (NSCC).

The NSCC is one of the major components of the Australian Government Civics and Citizenship program, giving senior students the opportunity to delve deep into the Australian Constitution.

Kara was selected after volunteering to present an impressive speech based on the question “Does Australia need a Bill of Rights?” at a recent online Convention.

“I voted affirmative for the question and wrote a persuasive speech about how Australia would benefit from a Bill of Rights,” Kara said.

“It was a great experience, and my peers and I learnt a lot from the three keynote speakers at the online Convention. 

“It was very fun listening to and participating in the many debates that were happening.”

Kara will travel to Canberra for the NSCC in March next year, meeting with other Queensland delegates to prepare a speech prior to the Convention. 

 “I’m looking forward to listening to many influential people and learning about political matters at a national level,” she said.

“I think I will gain a new level of understanding about how our country is run.”

Kara said although her favourite subject is Japanese, she enjoys learning many new things across all her subjects. 

“After Year 12 I aim to expand on my knowledge and hopefully become someone who can help others. There are so many opportunities and courses that would be very interesting to undertake in the future.”

The 2023 National Schools Constitutional Convention will be held in Canberra at the Museum of Australian Democracy.