Roadshow takes parliament to students

Education programs

The Victorian Parliament goes on the road from March, taking its education programs to students and teachers in regional Victoria.

Six regional centres will be visited in 2015:

  • Hamilton on 4 and 5 March
  • Swan Hill on 25 and 26 March
  • Bendigo on 29 and 30 April
  • Colac on 26 and 27 August
  • Mildura in September
  • Wodonga in October

Students will get to experience what it’s like to be in parliament, through role plays that help them understand parliamentary processes and work.

Designed as interactive learning programs, the regional visits will also introduce teachers to the range of education resources available from the Victorian Parliament.

First stop will be Hamilton where more than 250 year 5 and 6 students are registered to take part in the parliamentary program.

The Hamilton Exhibition and Conference Centre at the Hamilton Showgrounds will be transformed into the Legislative Assembly as students get the chance to debate legislation and have their say.

This year’s regional visits will also introduce role plays for VCE legal studies students. The VCE role plays will be conducted if bookings are received in advance.

After the visits, teachers will be able to keep in touch with parliament’s education programs through a new e-bulletin called Springboard launched in February.

The quarterly bulletin delivered by email already has more than 600 subscribers. To subscribe free of charge email educationinfo@parliament.vic.gov.au

For more information on the regional visits call the Outreach Program Coordinator Pablo Diaz on 9651 8962 or email pablo.diaz@parliament.vic.gov.au

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