Some sage advice for students from Former PM Kevin Rudd
|Kevin Rudd spoke to students about believing in themselves and making a differenced|
|St Columba's students were eager to get their photo taken with the former Prime Minister|
Former Prime Minister and Federal Member for Griffith, Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Senator Doug Cameron and Labor candidate for Macquarie, Susan Templeman visited St Columba's High School, Springwood on the first day of Term 4 to speak with students and staff.
The students had the opportunity to ask questions on issues as wide ranging as school funding, asylum seekers, Australian aid, climate change, Mr Rudd's inspiration to enter politics, and even whether he would re-challenge for the Labor leadership.
Mr Rudd offered some advice to the students, particularly the Year 12 students present about sticking to their beliefs, discovering what they are passionate about and believing they can make a difference.
‘School provides an opportunity for you to learn a whole bunch of interesting things to set you up for the future,’ said Mr Rudd.
‘Work our what you believe in and why? Line up what you really like doing with what you are passionate about and mesh those things together and then go and do it. It never comes easily. Everything worthwhile is a struggle; work hard at it,’ he said.
‘The most fulfilled and happy people I meet in the world are those that give back to some broader purpose,’ said Mr Rudd.
Mr Rudd had earlier planted a tree in the Prime Minister's Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge.
|Students were given the opportunity to ask Mr Rudd about a variety of topics including asylum seekers and school funding|
|‘The most fulfilled and happy people I meet in the world are those that give back to some broader purpose,’ said Mr Rudd.|
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