PSHCE: Year 3 Visit Eastbourne Town Hall

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Year 3 pupils from Bede's Prep School visited the Town Hall to meet with the Mayor as part of their Local community topic in PSHCE. 

The pupils learnt about the role of the mayor and were lucky enough to be given a comprehensive tour of the Town hall by the Mayor and Mayoress and the Mayor's chauffeur, Robert Ramsden. 

The children were fascinated to learn about how the role of Mayor has changed over the years, and to sit in the room where the first Mayor in 1883 would have sent prisoners to jail via the underground passageway to the cells in the interlinked police station. 

They also enjoyed seeing the Mayor don his official robes and they even got to hold the chains of office.

On returning to school the pupils were able to complete their topic with a much greater understanding of the impact the Mayor has on his local community.  Our thanks go to Councillor Mike Thompson and those who made us feel so welcome on the day.

Annie Fuller

Head of PSHCE