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The children at Ilsham C of E Academy, part of the Learning Academy Partnership, welcomed the Civic Mayor Mandy Darling and her guide dog, Pepsi into their classrooms. Every child in the school had the chance to meet the Mayor and ask questions to learn more about her role.
Throughout the afternoon, the children learned about the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor and how she had progressed through her career from Councillor to Mayor.
Jake Grinsill, Head Teacher at Ilsham C of E Academy, said: “It is incredibly important that our children are exposed to inspirational people. At Ilsham, we want our children to sit in classrooms and to meet authentic people from different walks of life. School is all about igniting passions and we want children to think ‘that could be me one day’.”
“So many of the children came away from the visit telling us that they would like to be the Mayor in the future and we hope to welcome them back to inspire the next generation in the future.”