Macleans student attends Youth Parliament

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Grace Pickering is the deputy head girl at Macleans College. Photo supplied

Deputy head girl at Macleans College Grace Pickering attended a two-day Youth Parliament event in Wellington during the school holidays.

Youth Parliament is held every three years and is a unique opportunity for young New Zealanders to learn first-hand about New Zealand’s democracy, influence government decision-making and have their voices heard.

Grace Pickering was one of the 120 Youth MPs who attended the event.

Macleans College says Grace wanted to participate in the Youth Parliament to make an impact, not only in her community but also in creating pathways and opportunities for all rangatahi in New Zealand.

“Her passionate and heart-felt address to the Speaker of the House is attestation of her goal to help others.”