The Mayor of Wirral attends Upton School Council meeting

On Wednesday 25 April 2012 we were delighted to welcome The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Moira McLaughlin to a meeting of our School Council.

The Head Girl and a number of her Deputies were on hand to greet the Mayor on her arrival at Upton.  The main business of the meeting was held as usual with School Councillors, representing their year groups, putting forward ideas for improvements to the school community and highlighting areas of concern for consideration.


The Mayor was then invited to make an address to Councillors in which she highlighted her role as a Wirral Councillor as well as her time as Mayor of Wirral, which concludes in two weeks' time.  This allowed Upton School Councillors to understand how their role compares to hers as a Wirral Councillor.  They recognised the similarities and the importance of their role in effectively representing their peers. 

She also went on to outline the wide and varied range of activities undertaken during her year in office as Mayor.  These included a number of big cermonial events such as visits from members of the Royal Family as well as the awarding of medals to members of the Armed Forces (Territorial Army) returning from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.  It also covered, amongst others, community events such as visiting a nursing home to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of their residents and visits to local schools.

Following the address a number of very interesting and probing questions were posed to the Mayor and she delighted in responding to them.

As result of this visit, a further invitation has been offered by the Mayor for our Head Girl's Team to visit the Mayor's Parlour and Council Chambers on Thursday 3 May 2012, Local Election Day, when she will take them through the Election Day process.  This will be an excellent educational opportunity for our girls and we are grateful to the Mayor for this generous invitation.