Great Yarmouth primary school councillors join mayor for debate

Children from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy held a debate with the mayor at the Town Hall

Children from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy held a debate with the mayor at the Town Hall Picture: Inspiration Trust - Credit: Archant

Councillors from a Great Yarmouth primary school joined the mayor for a debate at the Town Hall.

Children from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy held a debate with the mayor at the Town Hall

Children from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy held a debate with the mayor at the Town Hall Picture: Inspiration Trust - Credit: Archant

No less than 28 school council members from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, from reception right up to year 6, spent the day learning about the workings of local democracy last Thursday.

Former mayor, councillor Barry Coleman, gave the children a behind the scenes tour of the historic building and current mayor, councillor Mary Coleman, joined them for a debate.

The children discussed the motion of school uniform and whether it is a good thing.

Mrs Coleman said: “I was very impressed with the children’s behaviour and politeness.”

Children from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy held a debate with the mayor at the Town Hall

Children from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy held a debate with the mayor at the Town Hall Picture: Inspiration Trust - Credit: Archant


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Sue Chater, link teacher for the school council, said: “I was very proud of the children as they conducted a public debate for the first time – they were a credit to our school.

“They really enjoyed it and some said that it was their best day ever.”

Children from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy held a debate with the mayor at the Town Hall

Children from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy held a debate with the mayor at the Town Hall Picture: Inspiration Trust - Credit: Archant

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