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Local School Kids Get Chance to Act as Councillors

Year six pupils from eight primary schools in the borough of Scarborough will get the chance to act as councillors for a morning and quiz Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet members at a special Schools’ Council meeting on Friday 15 April.

A formal agenda has been drawn up for the meeting to give the ten and eleven year old children taking part a true experience of how a formal council meeting is run. Hot topics on the agenda are:

  • The Queen’s 90th birthday celebration - Cabinet members will receive a report outlining ideas put forward by the young ‘councillors’ to commemorate the Monarch’s 90th birthday
  • The Future of the Borough of Scarborough - results from a consultation exercise, which canvassed the opinion of the children on a wide range of subjects from recycling and crime to leisure services and retail
  • A verbal report, titled ‘Clean for the Queen – Statue of Queen Victoria’, to be given by Cabinet member Cllr Andrew Jenkinson on Scarborough Civic Society’s appeal to clean up the statue of Queen Victoria, which he is supporting

The young ‘councillors’ will be able to ask Cabinet members questions about the consultation report and those whose concept for The Queen’s 90th birthday celebration impresses the Cabinet the most, will be presented with a small prize to help them put their idea into practice at their school.

The schools taking part are Gladstone Road Primary School, Brompton and Sawdon Community Primary School, Seamer and Irton Community Primary School, Fylingdales Church of England Primary School, Braeburn Primary School, Airy Hill Community  Primary School (Whitby), Lindhead School and Wheatcroft Community Primary School.

Main image copyright Jeff Pearson licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons

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