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Denton’s Mini Mayor
Tuesday 27th May 2014 @ 12:00 by Max Wieland
Community News
JUNIOR MAYOR: Eleven-year-old Wren.

JUNIOR MAYOR: Eleven-year-old Wren.

Youngster Wren Hill was afforded a day of leisure when she was elected the Junior Mayor of Tameside for the day.

Eleven-year-old Wren was the pick of the bunch on Friday as Russell Scott Primary School’s pupils gathered to listen intently to the Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Joe Kitchen, who talked to the school about his role and duties and also about local democracy.

And as leader of the school council, Wren was given the opportunity to decide upon what colour carpets and walls the Denton school will have in her replica ceremonial outfit once they make the move to their new school building in January, 2015.

Headteacher Steve Marsland told the Reporter: “It was a fantastic experience for the school because the visit gives our children the chance to build up some civic pride.

“Whereas for Wren, who is a lovely girl with lots of humility, she absolutely loved the occasion and she was looked after by the mayor and also by her fellow pupils. She didn’t have to lift a finger all day.”

Mr Marsland added: “Her decisions as the Junior Mayor and also our leader of the school council will also go towards leaving a legacy for future generations of Russell Scott pupils.”

MORE: You can see more pictures from this story plus other stories from the Denton area in the current edition of the Tameside Reporter (May 22) on page 10.