Mr PEARSON (Essendon)- There are so many great schools in my electorate, filled with the most excellent students, teachers, principals and support staff, and throughout the pandemic they have all shown courage, ingenuity and resilience in forging ahead with learning online, supporting each other and keeping community spirit alive. As these students step towards their exams and other assessments I want to thank them all for the way they have carried on and wish them well for both their exams and their future. As we emerge from lockdown I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to visit all the fantastic schools in the state district of Essendon.