School council meets town Mayor


Members of Southfield Primary’s school council visited the Town Hall last week, to gain an insight into the workings of a local authority. They met the Mayor of Luton, he took them on a tour and answered questions about his role.

He also spoke about the work of the council, the local community and schools in Luton.

Emma Wainwright, Key Stage 2 learning mentor, Southfield Primary School, said: “As a school council, they are responsible for giving the children of Southfield a voice in decision making, so they wanted to find out how their local council operated.

“The children had a fantastic morning and the experience is something that they can reflect on moving forward in their role as school council members.”

School council member, Ryan Zeghraba, said: “It was really fun. I learnt when the town hall was built and how long the Mayor has been doing his job.

“I learnt why it’s important to be the Mayor and how important it is to make decisions.”

Mayor of Luton, Cllr Mohammed Farooq, said: “It was a real pleasure to spend the morning with Southfield Primary pupils, although they gave me quite an intensive grilling in the Council Chamber!

“It was great to see their enthusiasm and interest and I’m sure they will make excellent school council members.”