School council get chance to quiz borough's Mayor
12:40pm Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
Budding school councillors got a taste of local politics yesterday when they met Sutton’s Mayor.
Around 20 pupils from Devonshire Primary School visited the Mayor’s parlour for a tour and got the chance to quiz Councillor Sean Brennan about life in local government.
The pupils, aged between six and 11, were selected to visit as they represent their classmates at school.
Each youngster was voted in last October during class elections in which they had to make their case as to why they should be elected.
Fabian Heeler, 11, was chosen as the school’s chairperson. He said: “I’ve enjoyed meeting the Mayor and it was good to ask him questions. I also really enjoyed seeing the Parlour especially the statue of a bear.”
“At school we were voted in to meet regularly and talk about ways we could improve the facilities of the school and how we could improve the whole school community. It’s great to get some tips from the Mayor on how he does it.”
Coun Brennan said: “These children already are seeing the importance of the democratic system in their own classrooms.
"It’s wonderful to see so many young people taking an active interest in their communities and taking an interest in politics.
“Maybe we’ll see some of these faces representing the people of Sutton in the not too distance future.”