On Tuesday 17th January, our School Council were invited to Jarrow Town Hall to meet the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside.
After viewing the outside of the building and looking for clues regarding its age, the children enjoyed moving inside to visit the Jarrow Crusade exhibition. They learnt that the (council organised) 300 mile trek to London occurred 80 years previous.
Next, our School Council moved into the Parlour where they were able to handle the Mayor’s mace and ceremonial chains. They were amazed at the weight of these, not to mention their value.
Finally, the children explored the Council Chamber. They learnt about local democracy and were granted special permission to sit in the Mayor’s chair, before signing a special book to show that they had been.
Many thanks to our parent helpers for accompanying us on this visit.