Froebelian Pupils Have Tea With The Lord Mayor

The Froebelian School | 12 Feb 2019 | Featured Story
Children from the Froebelian School in Horsforth were invited for tea with The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Graham Latty.
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Children from the Froebelian School in Horsforth were recently invited for tea with The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Graham Latty.

The Year 6 children enjoyed tea and cakes in The Ark Royal Room at The Civic Hall followed by a fascinating tour by Sergeant-at-Mace, Mark Lenton, taking in the Council Chamber, East and West Rooms and the Reception Hall, where they learnt all about life as a Councillor and the history of the Council and the Civic Hall.

Leeds' 125th Lord Mayor, Cllr Graham Latty said: “I am delighted that the staff and pupils of Froebelian enjoyed their visit to our Civic Hall. They enjoyed tea, coffee, juice and buns in the Ark Royal Room before seeing the Council Chamber where they learned all about its history and how a council meeting works from the Sergeant-at-Mace . They really were a pleasure to entertain, well-mannered and with an obvious thirst for information.”

Headteacher of Froebelian, Mrs Catherine Dodds added: “We were delighted to be invited by Lord Mayor, to join him for tea. The children enjoyed having the opportunity to spend time at the Civic Hall and ask The Lord Mayor questions. Each and every child had prepared questions to ask and they learned a great deal about how the Council operates and the democratic processes in place.”

As one child said: “What an amazing day!”

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About The Froebelian School

'The pupils’ attitudes to learning are exceptional.’  The Independent Schools Inspectorate 2017

The Froebelian School is for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Curently ranked 22 in the Sunday Times 'Top 100' Prep-schools league table. 

Children are at the heart of everything we do and we are passionate that all children enjoy a positive experience at school each and every day. Our aim is to provide a first class all-round education in which both the unique needs of our children are met and their talents can flourish in a caring, structured and secure environment. 

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