Caitlin was one of three Denbigh School winners in the national Children’s Commissioner competition, ‘Takeover Day’. During her time with the Mayor, she had the opportunity to discuss the work of Denbigh’s School Council and he agreed to come and meet with the group himself.
Accompanied by Mayoress Liane Lacey, they were both intrigued to hear all about the achievements of the Student Council so far. They were particularly interested in how the Council were the driving force in having the school library renovated, including updating the books and in introducing a new dedicated study area for sixth form students. The School Council in turn were eager to find out about the roles of the Mayor and Mayoress, the Mayor’s work as a Councillor and about his occupations before talking up the prestigious role.
“Not many of us get the chance to visit our old school and, although Denbigh has moved from its old premises in Bletchley where both the Mayor and Mayoress attended, the students demonstrated what matters to them at Denbigh today”, said Headteacher Andy Squires.
“We were delighted that the Mayor accepted Caitlin’s invitation and that he has promised to return to observe one of the Student Council’s meetings in action and have a full tour of the School. At Denbigh we believe strongly that students should have a voice, as their opinions form an integral part of Denbigh’s ethos and its continued success.”
For more information on the Mayor, please see website: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/your-council-and-elections/the-mayor-of-milton-keynes