East Cambridgeshire District Council and Michael, the district’s recycling champion, introduce Littleport Primary School pupils to politics
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A team of junior recyclers voted in favour of the politics of a green superhero at a school council meeting held at the East Cambridgeshire District Council chamber.
The group of 26 children from Littleport Community Primary School were asked to listen to speeches from Michael, the recycling champion for the district, and his nemesis, Justine Binnit from the Chuck it Away party.
The youngsters were given ballot papers to decide who had the best manifesto – with John Hill, chief executive at the council, declaring the result.
The event was designed to give the children an introduction to politics.
Councillor Mike Rouse said: “We wanted to allow the children to have their say on an issue which affects them and, as the school responsible for creating Michael, it made sense for us to introduce them to the messages he hopes to promote in our local community.
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“The initiative was a huge success. Who knows – there might even be a future Prime Minister lurking in Littleport.”
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