The Muriel Matters Award was recently launched for secondary students who have shown significant self-initiative in promoting democratic discussion and activity in the community. Held at Old Parliament House, the ceremony was attended by Members of Parliament, the Child and Young People Commissioner, the Chief Executives or their representatives of all three education sectors and a number of principals from public, Catholic and Independent schools.
Jasmine, a year 11 student at ASMS, was one of five student speakers and addressed the audience about:
Why should we recognise and encourage young people in our schools for being active and involved citizens?
Jasmine represented the ASMS with aplomb, speaking confidently and clearly about something that she is clearly passionate about. Her speech is below, for your interest.