St Brigid’s Primary School and Downpatrick Primary School welcomed to Council Chamber
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin recently hosted a visit to the Council Chamber for pupils involved in the Schools Council initiative from St Brigid’s Primary School and Downpatrick Primary School, Downpatrick.
The Student Councillors expressed their interest to visit the Council Chamber as they wanted to find out more about how the Council works and specifically what role Councillor Murnin undertakes in his role as First Citizen in the district. Those pupils who attended thoroughly enjoyed the interaction of debating their respective ideas to help improve their local area in the Council Chamber.
The Student Councillors also listened to a presentation from the Emma O’Hagan, Health Inequalities Officer regarding the ‘Daily Mile Scheme’ and found out more about the ‘Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing’ programme which provides simple steps to help maintain and improve wellbeing.
Councillor Mark Murnin said, “I was delighted to welcome the young children from both Primary Schools as it was a wonderful opportunity for the students to learn about the various departments within the Council.”
“Visits like this help the young students gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the civic role the Council plays and offers insights into other schemes and programmes the Council operate.”
Councillor Murnin continued, “I would like to thank the teachers and the pupils who made this visit possible and thanks to local Councillors Gareth Sharvin and John Trainor for taking time out of their busy schedules to help facilitate the event.”Back