Eighty-four students from about 23 schools joined Hornsby state MP Matt Kean for a tour of NSW Parliament House this month.
The students’ parents, grand-parents and teachers also came along for the tour of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.
Later they joined Mr Kean for a special guest visit from Premier Mike Baird, former Manly Sea Eagles footballer Steve Menzies and Hornsby Council mayor Steve Russell.
Mr Kean and Mr Menzies spoke about various types of leadership roles and the importance of working towards a goal.
Students then quizzed them on their roles and the challenges they faced being in the public eye.
“Whether it was playing for Manly, NSW or Australia I always wanted to try my best and lead by example,” Mr Menzies said.
Mr Kean said he hoped the students would take inspiration from their words and go on to chase their dreams in whichever field that may be.