Kent - Girls keep council on democracy

6th August 2010 at 01:00

Students from Hillview School for Girls in Tonbridge, Kent, have been observing democracy in action at a council meeting.

The school council members, aged 12 to 15, found out how local government works on a trip to watch a Kent County Council meeting, which included an address by council leader Paul Carter about cuts that would need to be made and new relationships forged between schools as a result of the Academies Bill.

As well as watching the meeting, the group were able to quiz Bill Hayton, chairman of the council.

Kimberley Simons, a Year 9 pupil, said: "This was a good experience. We have also invited Bill Hayton to come to our school to see how our council works." HW.

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