Blackboys School enjoy a visit from Wealden councillors

23rd March

Councillors Ron Reed and Ann Newton pictured with children from Blackboys Primary School

Blackboys Primary School welcomed Wealden District Council’s chairman Councillor Ron Reed and ward Councillor Ann Newton to a ‘golden assembly’.

The councillors spoke to Years 5 and 6 about the work the council does within the district and their roles within the authority. During the assembly children asked questions about littering, road safety and the environment – prompting Councillor Reed to discuss the Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative that Wealden is supporting for Her Majesty’s 70th Jubilee celebrations.  Look out for numerous tree planting opportunites around Wealden – including May the 17th at Heathfield Fire Station in partnership with The Heathfield Show

After the Q&A session, the councillors gave out reading certificates and awards to children who were nominated by their teachers for good work in class.

Councillor Ron Reed said, “I enjoyed visiting Blackboys School and presenting the children with awards. It was great to see so many children being awarded for their achievements and showing passion for the environment and each other.”

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Councillors Ron Reed and Ann Newton are pictured with pupils at Blackboys School.