Children enjoy a morning with The Mayor

9 November 2016

The Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Angela Claydon, welcomed schoolchildren to Chester Town Hall for a morning of history and debate.

Year Three pupils from St Martin’s Academy enjoyed a unique lesson about the civic regalia used by the Lord Mayor and the Sheriff of Chester and had a tour of Chester Town Hall, which dates back almost 150 years, and its secrets. 

They then took part in a lively debate in the council chamber to discuss whether or not it should be compulsory to wear a school uniform. Following the debate the children were given ballot papers and asked to vote on the issue. The count revealed that the pupils agreed school uniforms should be compulsory.

The group then enjoyed orange juice and biscuits and took part in a question and answer session with Councillor Claydon, where they were also given chance to hold the mayoral chains.

Emma Boynton, Foundation Stage Manager at St Martin’s Academy, said: “The children all thoroughly enjoyed the morning and were extremely enthusiastic to learn about the history of the special city of Chester, to take part in a democratic debate and to vote.”

Councillor Claydon said: “I was delighted to spend time with the pupils and would like to invite other schools to take part in similar events to learn more about the unique history of Chester.” For more information about how to arrange an event contact the Chester Civic team: Children from St Martin's Academy spend a morning with the Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Angela Claydon, at Chester Town Hall
Children from St Martin's Academy spend a morning with the Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Angela Claydon, at Chester Town Hall 

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