Children in charge of the council for a day at takeover event

PUBLISHED: 12:47 07 December 2018

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

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School children swapped the classroom for the council chamber as they played councillor for the day.

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Year 6 children from Exeter Road Community Primary School were among the region’s schools to take part in a takeover day at the East Devon District Council Offices - getting a sense of life in local government, making decisions which impact on people’s everyday lives

In a mock council meeting, the children put on their best acting performances as they pretended to be adults in professions from butcher through to builder and debated what to do with a new plot of land.

The school was also on hand to check one of the kitchens for hygiene levels.

The kitchen had been specially prepared with mouldy bread and accompanied by a mouse in the corner to make sure the kids would be scoring the area very low on the hygiene scale.

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

The day is designed to make the children more aware of what the council does and to make a personal connection with how it affects them and their families and friends.

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam CooperChildren from Exeter Road Community Primary School, Broadhembury Church of England Primary School, Farway Church of England Primary School, Woodbury Church of England Primary School and Plymtree Church of England Primary School visited East Devon District Council for a 'Takeover Challenge Day'. Picture: Sam Cooper

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