Pupils Visit Council
22nd May 2012
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Local school visit Lichfield District Council

As part of their Local Studies project about city centre development, 50 children from Willows Primary School in Lichfield visited Lichfield District Council’s offices on Wednesday 16 May 2012.


The year 3 pupils spent an hour in the Council Chamber hearing from council officers about Lichfield City centre’s upcoming Friary Outer and Friarsgate developments, as well as other projects.


As part of the visit, the group saw an architect’s model of the planned Friarsgate retail, leisure and housing development. They asked lots of questions, such as how many shops would be in Friarsgate, why developments are called certain names, and why they are built. 


Council officers were on hand to answer the questions and in turn to ask the children what they would like to see developed in Lichfield. Things on the pupils’ wish list were pet shops, more clothes shops, toy shops, sweet shops, and a cinema.


After their question and answer session, the seven and eight year olds went on a trip around the city centre with their teachers.


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