Havant youngsters rub shoulders with politicians

VISIT Pupils with Cllr Yvonne Weeks and the Mayor of Havant, Cllr Gerald Shimbart. Picture: Steve Reid (122270-073)
VISIT Pupils with Cllr Yvonne Weeks and the Mayor of Havant, Cllr Gerald Shimbart. Picture: Steve Reid (122270-073)
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PUPILS from Warblington School in Havant enjoyed getting an insight into local politics.

A group of 18 students from the school discussed issues they feel are important when they met the Mayor of Havant, Cllr Gerald Shimbart, and his council colleagues on Tuesday.

Lucy Bailey, who will be the school’s head girl when she goes into Year 11 in September, said: ‘It was such a great insight because they gave us so many opportunities to talk about issues that are important to us.

‘We raised an idea on how the council could get more information out – by setting up a text message service with the school which the school could then pass on to parents.’

Michael Cooper will be head boy from September. He said: ‘We also suggested they look into a bridge crossing at Warblington and were surprised to hear them say they support the idea.’