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Students meet with Kealy

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• Dimboola Primary School students caught up with Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy (back centre) during their school trip to Melbourne recently.

THE Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy caught up with Dimboola Primary School at Parliament house in Melbourne during the school’s year five and six trip recently.
Dimboola Primary School years five and six were on a school trip to Melbourne to visit a number of educational establishments as well as recreational activities.
School principal Greg Sampson said the group of 32 students also visited the MCG for a Richmond versus Carlton match, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Victoria Markets, Old Melbourne Goal, Melbourne Museum, and Scienceworks.
Ms Kealy said it was lovely to see friendly local faces during her time at Parliament House as the primary school as well as Baimbridge college caught up with her.
“It was fantastic to have students from two magnificent local schools visit Spring-st this week,” Ms Kealy said.
“Thanks to Dimboola Primary School and Baimbridge College for taking the time to meet with me and talk about how parliament works, the key issues in our electorate and share their ideas on what we should be doing to build a better future for our region,” she said.
Mr Sampson said Ms Kealy asked the students what they would talk about in parliament if they were a minister and they replied with “roads”.
“The students loved it, it was an action packed trip with a lot of learning,” Mr Sampson said.
The students enjoyed a tour of Parliament House and were surprised to hear that the first mace, worth $50,000 was stolen and is still missing.
The students were also treated to an unexpected surprise when snow started to fall on the Western Highway at Ballarat.
“Of the 32 students, 16 had never seen snow before so we stopped the bus and had a snow fight. It was very memorable for them,” he said.
Mr Sampson said the years five and six students enjoy a trip to Melbourne every second year and Warrnambool in the years between.