Youngsters get to grips with politics
CHILDREN at an Ipswich primary school have been learning all about politics.Youngsters from Ranelagh Primary School were taught about being a councillor when Tony Lewis, Suffolk county council's portfolio holder for children and young people, visited the school.
CHILDREN at an Ipswich primary school have been learning all about politics.
Youngsters from Ranelagh Primary School were taught about being a councillor when Tony Lewis, Suffolk county council's portfolio holder for children and young people, visited the school.
The pupils then got the chance for their very own question time.
It wasn't the hounding that most political figures are used to but the seven to nine-year-olds were certainly curious about his job.
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Teacher, Anne Weston said: "They certainly got a lot out of it and asked a range of questions – they now have more of an idea about how councillors help the community.
"What they will do next is think about what they would like to do to improve their local area."
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The visit was organised as part of the school's citizenship lessons and more than 30 children attended.
Mrs Weston added: "The children already have a school council so are aware of the voting system but the talk was quite enlightening – he discussed everything from the hours he works to the aspects of his job."