Cheshire East Mayor Olivia Hunter and pupils from Pear Tree Primary

Pupils at Pear Tree Primary School in Stapeley welcomed a very important visitor when Cheshire East Mayor dropped by.

Cllr Olivia Hunter visited along with the Mayor’s attendant and the ceremonial silver mace.

The mace took pride of place as she talked to the children about her role and answered questions the children had prepared.

Cllr Hunter is Cheshire East’s eighth Mayor and represents the High Legh Ward.

She explained when she began last May she decided an important part of her year would be taken up visiting as many schools in her authority to explain her role.

She is keen to develop pupils’ understanding of local government and her part in a long British tradition.

Pear Tree class teacher Chris Sykes said: “The children had lessons before the mayor’s visit, looking at British values and the role of local democracy.

“They had to decide things that made Britain, British to them.

“Alongside mayors and the Queen, they chose fish and chips, a cup of tea and having good sense of humour!”

Pear Tree headteacher Boo Edleston added: “It was lovely to have such an important person in our community to visit – and the Mayor’s Bentley proved a great attraction too.

“You never know, perhaps one day one of our pupils will serve as a mayor!

“Meeting a wide range of members of the community is a really important part of the education of pupils at Pear Tree as it fires their imaginations and helps form their aspirations for the future.”

Pupils from Pear Tree welcome the Cheshire East Mayor

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