Posted: Thu 10th Mar 2016

Cleddau Reach Pupils Tour County Hall

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This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 10th, 2016

Children from Cleddau Reach VC School in Llangwm had a fascinating time at County Hall on Monday, according to their headteacher Nick Groves. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Accompanied by their teacher Sharon Woodward and local County Councillor Michael John, the Year 5 pupils had a behind-the-scenes tour of not only the cabinet office and contact centre but also the press office, committee services office, and council chamber. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“They had a wonderful time and it was great to see to see their enthusiasm when they came back to school,” said Mr Groves. “They were very eager to talk about what they had learnt during their visit.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The children was invited by the Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council, Cllr Wynne Evans, who said the pupils put some excellent queries to him and Cllr Michael John in a question and answer session in the chamber. The pupils also enjoyed a talk from Helen Evans from Pembrokeshire Archives about their local area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mr Groves added that it was valuable for the pupils to compare how democracy works at a local level with how their own school council operates – and that they will have the opportunity of viewing another level of decision-making soon. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Next week, the same group of children will be visiting the Senedd in Cardiff which will provide them with yet another view of democracy in action,” he said. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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Pictured are pupils from Year 5 at Cleddau Reach VC School who visited County Hall earlier this week. They are pictured with (left to right) Cllr Michael John, Cllr Wynne Evans, and Helen Evans. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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