Special guests at school dinner

PUBLISHED: 12:15 23 January 2008 | UPDATED: 22:28 26 October 2009

Cllr Saunders and his wife Jane meet the Oakmere youngsters Picture: Krishan Bhungar

Cllr Saunders and his wife Jane meet the Oakmere youngsters Picture: Krishan Bhungar

CHILDREN at a primary school had a special guest for dinner - the mayor and mayoress. Hertsmere mayor Martin Saunders and his wife Jane sat down for lunch with youngsters from Oakmere Primary School in Potters Bar on Wednesday. They also attended the Chac

CHILDREN at a primary school had a special guest for dinner - the mayor and mayoress.

Hertsmere mayor Martin Saunders and his wife Jane sat down for lunch with youngsters from Oakmere Primary School in Potters Bar on Wednesday.

They also attended the Chace Avenue school's weekly council meeting, run by teacher Rupinder Ahluwahlia, and answered pupils' questions.

Headteacher Julie Lilly said: "It was fantastic, really good to have them both come and visit.

"The children gave them a tour of the school afterwards."

The council is made up of 16 pupils from years one to six.

They meet to discuss what they would like to see changed in the school, and any fundraising ideas to raise money for charity.

"The mayor and mayoress were both very amazed with how mature the children were and how they chaired their meeting," added Mrs Lilly.

Mrs Ahluwahlia organised the visit after she promised children a trip to the Houses of Parliament, a date still to be decided, to give them an insight into the work of the government.

H Children from Potters Bar can look forward to a fun-packed half term in a few weeks when Oakmere Primary School is the venue for a play scheme from February 11 to 15.

Sports, play and art activities will be included in the scheme. Anyone aged between five and 11 can join and prices are £16 for one day, £27 for two days and £38 for three days.

Each day will run from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Places are limited so to book visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk

From today you can also book a place with a credit/debit card by calling 0208 207 7568.

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