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Wellacre Learns About Local Democracy

Posted at 8:37 am on 7th December, 2022

UK Parliament Week

Wellacre students, including our Student Leadership Team and House Captains, were delighted to be invited to attend a Local Democracy event at Urmston Library on 17th November.

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The event was held as part of UK Parliament Week, a national celebration that aims to inspire interest in parliament, politics and democracy and encourage young people and the public to engage with the UK’s democratic system and institutions.

Local Councillors Catherine Hynes and Joanne Harding welcomed Trafford secondary school students to discuss their roles, responsibilities and the current issues and planned improvements in the area. 

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Students developed their knowledge of the Council structure, budgets and spending, improving the community, poverty and much more.  

They also took part in a question and answer session with both councillors.  The students enjoyed the opportunity to get involved in community discussions, learn about democracy and have a voice in the issues that matter to them. 

Year 11 Anthony said:

“We gained an understanding about how local councils prioritise initiatives and how they decide on their priorities - it was a good event.”

Fellow Year 11 George added:

“I asked what plans were in place to tackle anti-social behaviour and they told us crime rates were low at the moment but that the council are always working on initiatives to help.”

Principal Mrs Sharrock said:

“The students really enjoyed the event and we are delighted to be talking with Catherine and Joanne on our own Executive Council projects in the spring.” 

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