Mrs Elliott’s citizenship class has been enormously busy over the past few weeks getting support for the project.
Myself and Roger Giles have visited the class several times at the invitation of Mrs Elliott, and assisted with thoughts and ideas about the campaign and how it might be helpful to approach it.
I have been really impressed with how hard the students have worked in garnering support for the scheme. In just a few weeks, they have:
• presented their ideas to Ottery St Mary Town Council
• spoken to students at Ottery St Mary Primary School
• given a presentation to pupils at Payhembury Primary School
• written to the headteacher of Feniton Primary School asking to come and speak to pupils (the reply was very positive)
• given a powerpoint presentation at West Hill Primary School
The work will continue in the autumn term, with a more formalised campaign group to be established. This group will be working through the strategy that will need to be put in place to secure the project.
The campaign will be led by Kings school students, who will be assisted by myself, Cllr Roger Giles, with teachers Jo Elliott and Jason Wood.
If anyone reading this has any special expertise that they would like to offer to help with the cycleway project, we would like to hear from you!
It is a great campaign to be a part of and I am really looking forward to taking it further in the autumn.
Photograph: Year seven Kings students with myself, Roger and teacher, Jason Wood.