PSHE: Year 3 Visit Eastbourne Town Hall

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Year 3 were understandably excited to spend the morning at Eastbourne Town Hall recently, with the visit acting as a climax to their recent PSHE lessons about ‘People Who Help Us.’

This scheme of work has seen our classes learning about the roles of a range of different people in the community, including about how our various emergency services and local politicians serve Eastbourne.

In preparations for the trip, the children had learned all about the Mayor’s role and wrote some very thoughtful questions to take along as part of the morning.

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The trip began with a very informative tour of the Town Hall buildings and Year 3 enjoyed taking in their surroundings in a reassuringly mature manner. 

Unfortunately, the current Mayor, Cllr Janet Coles, was unwell, but the Mayor Elect was thankfully available to join us in the Mayor's parlour.

After a short, informal meeting, the children were thrilled to see the Mayor Elect transformed by her formal chains and robes, and they thoroughly enjoyed holding the Mayor’s many solid gold items!

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The classes were also able to see the Mayor’s mace and were excited to learn that in the past the now ceremonial item had actually been used as weapon to clear the way for the Mayor!

A short Q and A session followed, during which the children had their pre-prepared questions answered, and we all came away knowing a great deal more about the role the Mayor's Office plays in our lives.

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All in all, the trip was a great success and Mr Bryant and I were very grateful to everyone at the Town Hall for being such outstanding hosts.

 

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