SCHOOL captains from Lithgow High School and Portland Central School recently visited the NSW parliament and the Governor Marie Bashir.
All state schools from western NSW were invited to send their school captains to Sydney for the day as they are potentially leaders of the future.
The captains met in the foyer of Parliament House and then went to the theatrette in parliament where they were spoken to by different politicians about leadership.
Later in the day, they all walked to Government House in the grounds of the Botanical Gardens where they were given a tour before they were addressed by the Governor.
The students were briefed on the role of the Governor and how Ms Bashir became our Governor.
The students found the day interesting and believe it may inspire them into the future.
Back in the classroom Portland Central Years 9 and 10 food technology students have been very busy completing their 15 week unit Survival of the Fittest.
The course included food safety and food preservation which incorporated the preparation and preservation of a fondant covered fruit cake.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the exercise especially the decoration of their own cake.
The bonus is after the marking process students get to take the cakes home and eat them.