The Infant and Junior school join together frequently for federation meetings.
Meeting the Mayor
Children from the Federation School Council had an exciting visitor as part of their school council elections. The mayor of Dereham, Hilary Bushell joined the children for one of their first School Council meetings of the new school year to discuss democracy and talk a little bit about her role within the town council and community.
The school council members from year 1 to year 6 have experienced a taste of democracy over the first two weeks of the school year as they were elected by their class to take on the role. They wanted to find out more so invited along Hilary Bushell to see how democracy works in a different setting. She kindly offered to take time out of her busy schedule to help the children and answer their questions. Terry Sanderson joined Hilary dressed as a suffragette and the children listened carefully as they were reminded of a time before democracy was commonplace.
This was a great learning experience for the all the children involved and Hilary was really impressed with their questions and how eager they were to learn about her role.
The School Council already have lots of ideas and plans for the federation for the new school year and will be very excited to invite Hilary for a return visit to share some of their successes with her.