The Mayoral Schools Project is an interactive way for pupils in Sefton’s schools to find out about local history in a way that supports the curriculum, especially for those children in years 5 and 6.
As part of the project, The Worshipful the Mayor of Sefton will give pupils a guided tour of the Mayors Parlour and Council Chambers in the historic Bootle Town Hall.
Pupils will find out about his role as Mayor of Sefton, the Borough’s First Citizen, the civic and historical significance of the Chains of Office and hear about recent events and engagements he has recently attended in the borough.
They will take part in an interactive quiz at Bootle or Southport town halls, learning about local history as they hunt the town hall for clues and answers to the questions posed. There will be a great reveal from the Mayor himself, with certificates given to the winners.
The tour will end with a chance for young people to step into the shoes of the Mayor, taking over the Mayors parlour and wearing the Mayoral robes and holding the mace/oar. The whole group will then have their picture taken with the Mayor in the Chambers.
The tour will last 90 minutes, with group numbers limited to between 25-30 pupils accompanied by a responsible adult from the school.
To find out more, contact Sefton Council’s Mayoral Office on 0151 934 2062, or by email.