Members of Windy Arbor Primary School Council from years two to six got a feel for democracy when they visited the Council Chamber on Wednesday 6 July.
The pupils were given a tour of the Civic Suite and met with the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson. They then held a School Council meeting in the Chamber.
The experience helped give the children a better understanding of how local democracy and decision-making works.
The Mayor said:
“It is always a pleasure to meet with children from different schools and to witness their School Council meetings in the Council Chamber.
“Quite a few schools have now visited to hold their Council meetings here and the pupils always participate with enthusiasm which is great to see. We should never underestimate the intelligence of the young minds we have in the borough.
“I hope the pupils really enjoyed this experience and were able to gain a lot from it, including an understanding of what a real Council meeting looks like and what it’s like to take part in one.
“Any schools who think their pupils would benefit from a visit to the Civic Suite in the next school year will always be welcome.”
To invite the Mayor to an event please apply online here: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/invitationsforthemayor