A Taste of Democracy at Sandygate School

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Town Mayor Jocelyn Towns and Deputy Clerk Katherine Joy visited Sandygate School (Marlow CofE Infant School) last Tuesday, 12th September to chat to the children about the work of the Town Council. 

Pupils aged between six and seven in Dragonfly and Grasshopper classes enjoyed talking about the benefits of volunteering and learned about how the Town Council works in Marlow. 

They were a very enthusiastic group of children who, even at a tender age, demonstrated an understanding of being part of a wider community,” Jocelyn Towns said. “We asked the children what they liked best about Marlow and if they could change one thing, what it would be. 

“Our favourites were turning Marlow Bridge into a shark-catching device, having a pet playground, an experiment club and one child wanting ‘an ice cream van where ever I go’ – marvellous!!”

The Town Council will be back visiting Sandygate School later in the term to host a mock election.

‘A Taste of Democracy,’ is a Town Council initiative aiming to raise awareness in schools of democracy and the voting process.

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded MyMarlow.co.uk in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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