The Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees paid a special visit to Frome Vale Academy to find out more about their ground-breaking work on democracy.

With Frome Vale citizens acting as tour guides, The Mayor spent an hour at the Academy touring the building and meeting staff and pupils. He also met with some Frome Vale Citizens from their 6 different pupil voice groups to discuss democracy and how it works at Frome Vale.

The Mayor then delivered an assembly where he talked to pupils about the role of the Mayor and what that entails. He finished the Assembly with a question and answer session.

Before departing, Marvin spent time chatting to parents/carers in the school playground.

Marvin Rees, Bristol Mayor said, “Brilliant visit to Frome Vale Academy. Enjoyed chatting with the students about what they want for the city & what we are doing to deliver more homes, make the world better, make the city cleaner & reduce pollution. Thanks to Frome Vale Citizens for showing me around!”

Janet Saunders, Principal of Frome Vale Academy said, “This was a wonderful opportunity to talk about the work we do at FVA on citizenship and democracy. We enjoyed hearing Marvin’s top tips, including preparing to fail, as this reflected the work we have completed on resilience this term.”