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Excellence Student Leader 2

City Council Trip


On Monday the 29th of May, the student leaders went on a bus to the CBD, where we went to visit the City Council Building to learn more about them and leadership. When we got there we took a little walk around the CBD, to make our way towards the Council Building. When we got there we got to have alittle break to take pictures while a member of the council staff got organized and ready to teach us. Once we got into a little classroom in the council building, we looked at a presentation about what the council does, eg; Taking out the trash, giving us fresh drinking water, doing building inspections, etc... and how the council is run. The council teams are split into different groups, most of them had just under 300 people working for them, while some of them had as little as 18. After that they had 6 council workers to take us to where they work and explain to us what they do and have us report back. My group had the Resource Consent workers who basically had to find out how a building would look and how much shade would be put into the streets. Then we had a budgeting activity which was also fun and challenging as we had to decide what would go better in the park within the budget. Then we went upstairs to the Council chamber where we were all given roles and seats to sit at for the corresponding roles. I had the livestream operator which had me sitting by myself at the end of the room. After that we went for lunch at Hachi Hachi which was a sushi restaurant, the food there was really good. And then we went to the bus exchange ready to go back to school. I think what we as leaders should take on as a project is to run a community event.

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