PUPILS GET INQUISITIVE ON A VISIT TO THE
In the Mayor's Parlour are the
winners of the `look and listen' quiz from St.
Colman's Primary School; Anna Friel, Ryan McNulty
and Caroline Hughes.
Swapping seats with the Mayor is Ryan
McNulty who came first in the Mayor's quiz during
the visit to Lagan Valley Island by St. Colman's
INQUISITIVE children from St Colman's Primary
School were keen to learn all there was to know about the Mayor,
including whether he belonged to the Alliance and Leicester
party, when they paid a visit to the Council offices last week
as part of the Mayor's `Look and Listen' visits.
As part of this year's programme, the
children sat in the Council chamber in Elected Members' seats
and had a free reign to ask Cllr Trevor Lunn any question they
Reflecting on this year's visits the Mayor
said: "It was lovely to meet so many of our young people and to
let them see what my job as Mayor involves.
"For me the most interesting part has been
the question and answer session with the children. As well as
the obvious questions there have been a few surprising ones like
'Do you live in a mansion? Have any Mayors been murdered? Is
your party the Alliance and Leicester? Plus many interesting and
thoughtful questions. "The quiz has also been a very valuable
exercise whereby the children are asked to suggest what they
would improve in Lisburn or what they would like to see new in
During the visits the children attended
workshops called the 'Mayor's Mini Masterpiece Art Competition',
where they were encouraged to draw inspiration from their
experiences of Lisburn and to design an alternative to the
A selection of artwork from each school will be
displayed in an exhibition of work in the Community Arts Walkway
at Island Arts Centre this month.
Children were also invited to take part in a
'Mayor for the Day' short story competition. The overall winner
will see first hand what it is really like to be Mayor by
accompanying him on his Mayoral engagements.
Mr Lunn said: "I have been enormously
impressed by their original ideas and the fantastic new Crests
they have come up with. I look forward to judging the Mayor for
Day short story competition and handing over the chain of office
to the winner for a day."
Students from St. Colman's
Primary School, Lambeg in the Council
Chamber with the Mayor, Councillor Trevor
Lunn, their teacher; Ms Gallen and Classroom