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Heated Debate in Council Chambers

October 26, 2015

The hot topic of developing Warringah reignited when some of our youngest citizens took their views to Warringah Council recently.

Students from Year 3 and 4 at St Kevin’s Catholic School, Dee Why took on the roles of mayor, concerned residents, reporters and others.

They discussed the pros and cons in the council chamber. The topic that Year 3 discussed was ‘Should Warringah build a water theme park’ and Year 4 discussed whether ‘Warringah should use the parks to build more units’.

In the end, the opponents to change prevailed and there was no change to local laws.

The visit was part of Local Government Week and teacher Rebecca Raso said, “it was a fun and interactive way for the children to discover the role and importance the local council plays. The children were fascinated and really enjoyed themselves. Above all, the highlight most definitely was dressing up and getting into character for a heated discussion lead by councillor Vanessa Moskal.” 

Other schools also participated in the day where they learned about Warringah, the tiers of government and toured Dee Why Library.