Organised by students for students; the talk proved extremely popular, giving those that attended the chance to ask the former Prime Minister a range of interesting questions.
Sir John kept the chat informal with a brief introduction and then an invitation for the students to ask him “anything they wanted”.
No topics were off-limits with Sir John answering a range of questions from his opinion on globalisation and his advice on success in business, to what his thinks of climate change and his background prior to becoming a politician.
Leader of the Democracy Pillar and student in charge of arranging the visit, Eve McCallum (Year 13, Middlemore) says the students have looked up to Sir John Key and that it was fantastic that he was able to make some time in his busy schedule to speak at King’s.
Sir John wrapped up the Q&A by saying that the education offered in New Zealand is world-class and that if students choose to apply themselves, they can go far with New Zealand as their stepping stone.
“I wanted to be Prime Minister from the age of eleven. You need to trust your instincts and not be afraid to back yourself, which is what I did,” says Sir John Key.