Stu­dents walk the corridors of power

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

COUNTY Coun­cil­lor Nikki Hen­nessy wel­comed pupils and teach­ers from As­mall School, Orm­skirk at Lan­cashire County Hall in Pre­ston on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7.

The pupils rep­re­sent their class­mates on the school’s coun­cil.

Nikki said: “I am so grate­ful for the school to al­low the pupils and teach­ers to travel up to County Hall by train.

“Of­fi­cers had or­gan­ised a tour of the coun­cil cham­bers and a pre­sen­ta­tion on what Lan­cashire County Coun­cil does and who they are re­spon­si­ble for.

“The young peo­ple ac­tively en­gaged in a quiz where they had to look for in­for­ma­tion around the cham­bers.

“The pupils were very in­ter­ested in what the of­fi­cers had to say about the way Lan­cashire County Coun­cil worked and asked lots ques­tions of of­fi­cers and my­self.

“It was a bril­liant op­por­tu­nity for the young peo­ple who rep­re­sent their class­mates to see how I rep­re­sent them in County Hall.

“What I gained from this is know­ing that we have al­lot of young peo­ple who want to help their fam­ily, friends and the com­mu­nity they live in.

“They have in­spired me and I hope they will con­tinue to rep­re­sent their school friends.

“Who knows they may de­cide to be­come our fu­ture politi­cians, even a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment.

“I would also like to thank the chair of Lan­cashire County Coun­cil, Coun­cil­lor Ann Cheetham and of­fi­cers who sup­ported this visit with me.”

If your school would like to visit County Hall please con­tact Nikki.hen­[email protected]­cashire.gov.uk.

Pupils from As­mall Hall School, Orm­skirk, above, with County Cllr Nikki Hen­nessy, cen­tre, on their visit to Lan­cashire County Hall in Pre­ston, left

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