Pupils from Beech Grove Primary School paid a visit to Wellington Council Chamber this week to find out more about the role of the Mayor and the duties of the Town Council and its officers.
The children – all from Year 6 – were shown the Mayor’s robes and chain, the town crest and the relevance of the symbols within the town’s history. They also found out more about the town’s twinning with Lillebonne (France), Immenstadt (Germany) and Torres Vedras (Portugal).
The 45 pupils were praised for asking “extremely intelligent and inquisitive questions about Wellington and issues discussed by the Council. They were a credit to the school.”
Following the visit they were presented with Civic Award folders to encourage them to learn new skills and develop as ‘rounded individuals’ through hobbies and voluntary work. The award, supported by the Town Council and now in its 5th year, aims to encourage young people to recognise the difference they can make to their own lives and those of others in the wider community.