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Children to take over council for a day

Posted onPosted on 19th Nov

More than 60 school children will be running Mansfield District Council on Friday, 21st November, as part of Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day.

Primary school pupils aged 8-11 from Wynndale Primary, Asquith Primary and King Edward Primary will take on varying roles within the council. It is the second year in a row that the Council has taken part in the national event.

It will give the children the chance to work with adults for the day and be involved in decision-making. Children benefit from the opportunity to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and the organisation will gain a fresh perspective on what they do.

Some of the tasks for the day include:

Acting as a Nutrition Officer to develop a healthy lunch

Joining the Sports Development team to develop Change4Life sports clubs

Acting as planning and building control officers on a visit to a building site and acting as planning committee members to debate a planning application

Joining the Environmental Health team to carry out a pest inspection

Becoming a Parks Apprentice and planning future developments for parks across the District

The Deputy Mayor of Mansfield, Roger Sutcliffe, said: “Takeover Day is a great opportunity for the young people of our District to learn more about the vital services provided by the Council but more importantly how they can help to influence decisions that may impact upon them now and in future years. We look forward to listening to their points of view and learning from them.”