Students at Iceni Academy have had their interest in politics developed even further by a recent visit from the new Mayor of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk.
The students, from a range of year groups, who grilled the Mayor included some of the Academy debating team who saw recent success when they competed at Harrow School. The students quizzed the Mayor about a range of things from local politics to how local services are provided.
This was the new Mayor, Councillor Nick Daubney’s first school visit since taking office. He also had a tour of Iceni Academy with the Principal Stephen Plume and saw the new diary room. He said “It was a great privilege to meet the head teacher and students at Iceni Academy. I was fascinated to learn how students are strongly encouraged to take personal responsibility to contribute to a quality learning environment, and I was really pleased to join a group of students for a really interesting discussion about matters of local government and democratic process “.
Elizabeth Truss recently visited Iceni Academy and students were inspired by that visit to form their own parliament which meets frequently during the year to discuss various things.
Following the visit of The Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Councillor Nick Daubney the students are now planning further changes to their own democratic system for the new year.