MP James Heappey visits school's new 'ministers'
MP James Heappey has made a special appearance to celebrate
St Andrews Church of England Junior Schools newly-elected
As part of Democracy Week, the school held its very own elections
- and the children voted for ministers to represent them in each
of their classes.
Before all the excitement of announcing the winners, Mr Heappey
told the students what his responsibilities are as the towns
He then acted as returning officer and announced the results, which
were met with great excitement from the school, and congratulated
the winners on their new roles.
Mr Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I think it is really important
the children learn about democracy and this is the perfect way to
"I congratulate all those who were elected. I wanted to make
sure every one of them knew that by running for election, they have
done a great thing and have already made a difference."
"I hope they enjoy their year in office for their class."