Flintshire pupils join council leaders for Primary School Question Time
School children had the opportunity to speak to council leaders and learn more about local government at a special session at County Hall.
Pupils from over 20 primary schools across Flintshire took part in Primary School Question Time which helps children to understand local democracy and the role of a local councillor.
They also looked at the differences between local and school councillors and considered how school councils can support local communities.
Organised by the Children and Young People’s Partnership (CYPP) with the Healthy Schools Scheme, the session started with activities which were followed by the Question Time opportunity in the council chamber.
Taking part were the Leader of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Aaron Shotton, Deputy Leader Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Lifelong Learning Councillor Chris Bithell and the Chair of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Carolyn Thomas.
Pupils were able to put forward questions as agreed by their school council and also share their views on what is affecting young people in Flintshire.
Pupils from Ysgol Caer Nant shared an example of good practice based on the work they have done as part of the Connah’s Quay Federation, which also involves Connah’s Quay High school and pupil representatives from other schools.
Councillor Carolyn Thomas, Chair of Flintshire County Council said:
“It was great to see County Hall being used for the schools’ education and I believe we learned a lot from each other. The children asked some extremely good questions and as a Council we are more aware of what is important to young people. Hopefully they gained some idea of how the council operates, what it funds and how the Council forms links with the community.”