EDDC visit ticks all the boxes

PUBLISHED: 16:27 14 November 2011

Children from local schools got the chance to visit EDDC'S offices at Knowle this week where they took part in various scenarios including taking part in a mock council debate. Children from Plymtree primary school are pictured conducting a mock environmental health check in the kitchens. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhv 7699-45-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Children from local schools got the chance to visit EDDC'S offices at Knowle this week where they took part in various scenarios including taking part in a mock council debate. Children from Plymtree primary school are pictured conducting a mock environmental health check in the kitchens. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhv 7699-45-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Plymtree Primary School pupils experience what its like to run the council.

A visit to East Devon District Council’s headquarters ticked all the boxes for a group of pupils from Plymtree Primary School.

The children joined pupils from across East Devon, including Musbury Primary School, to an open event at the Knowle in Sidmouth.

During the visit they were given the opportunity to see what it would be like to run the council.

The pupils learnt about food safety and took part in a mock-up of an unsuitable kitchen - complete with dead mouse.

East Devon District Council’s deputy chairman Councillor Frances Newth led a special debate with the children to discuss whether a planning application for a new development should be allowed in the district.

The schoolchildren also played a resources game with the waste management team and helped the council’s housing community development officers plan a community festival.


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