Parkview Elementary students Grace Jones

Students take council chambers

Elementary students studying local government receive taste of municipal politics.

  • Dec. 9, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Parkview Elementary students studying local government had a taste of municipal politics during a Nov. 24 tour of the District of Sicamous civic centre.

Along with the opportunity to speak with district staff and learn about the different roles at the district office, the experience also included the election of a student council consisting of Mayor Payton Kerr, and councillors Carson Oystrk, Garrett Dale, Grace Jones, Jasmine Gossen, Nash Rutherford and Alex Dunnett. The seven conducted a meeting of council, following an agenda on district letterhead. Included on the agenda, under business arising, were the following discussion points: Safer method of crossing the street from the Tim Horton’s area to the other half of town; art opportunities for students; different uses of the arena when the ice is not in place (rollerblading, ball hockey, etc.); and park area that includes soccer field, ball hockey area exercise/play equipment for older students. Parkview learning resource teacher Crystal Truscott said each of the topics was debated with guidance by district deputy corporate officer Julia Payne.

 

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