A group of students from northern Saskatchewan are visiting Regina this week to participate in the Provincial Capital Commission’s annual Charles Knight Youth Mentorship program.
They were introduced in the Legislature by Bronwyn Eyre, the minister of Advanced Education as well as the NDP’s Doyle Vermette.
“In your gallery, Mr Speaker, I would like to introduce some special guests to the legislative assembly,” said Eyre in the Saskatchewan Legislature Tuesday. “Joining us are 40 students, their teachers and their chaperones from 11 northern Saskatchewan high schools.”
The students were given a chance to learn about the democratic system of government.
Students interested in participating in the program wrote a 250-word essay explaining why they are interested, and how they have demonstrated leadership abilities to foster a healthy lifestyle in their school or community.
During the four-day trip, students will tour post-secondary educational facilities, as well as get the chance to visit Saskatchewan landmarks such as the Legislative Building, Government House, and the RCMP Training Academy.
The students also got a chance to meet the chief justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench and took part in a mock parliament.