The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Visit to Ashford Council Chambers

Last Wednesday, some of our school council members from Years 4 & 5 were able to visit the Ashford Council chambers alongside school council members from Dymchurch Primary School. 

The children participated in a mock council meeting, where they learnt all about the role of the newly appointed Mayor, Jenny Webb. They even got to ask her questions, using the special microphones! 

Afterwards, the children enjoyed afternoon tea in the Mayor's Parlour. It was interesting to see the original robes from the 1970s that are still worn by the Mayor and a chance to hold the incredibly expensive Mace, used to bang on the door before a council meeting begins! 

The children came back feeling inspired and excited for their next school council meeting!