Mayor’s Week: 23 – 30 June 2016

Mayor’s Week: 23 – 30 June 2016

Mayoress Lynn and I were delighted to visit the Art Exhibition at Worcester Sixth Form College. Fine examples of textiles, graphics and photography were displayed, created by students as part of their coursework. Judging by the high standards, some high grades can be expected.

Stanley Road Community Primary School was next, for their Starfest Festival of Theatre. Children of all ages performed a variety of historical, comedic and improvised drama, with tremendous enthusiasm.

The Summer Fayre at Cherry Orchard Primary School luckily had dry weather, as several outdoor activities were offered to raise funds and provide entertainment for both children and parents.

Saturday was the Queen’s Tea Party at Berkeley’s Chapel, for residents of the alms houses at Berkeley’s Hospital and Nash’s and Wyatt’s Court. Their wardens had worked hard to decorate the chapel with lots of red, white and blue and to provide delicious food, so the party was much enjoyed by the guests.

King George V Community Centre, Brickfields, hosted an art and archives workshop for children from Hollymount and Fairfield primary schools, designed to inform them about Worcester’s past in a fun way. This was part of the “Strong Rooms” project by the county archives staff from the Hive. The culmination will be a major installation in Gheluvelt Park in August.

The Royal Grammar School’s Commemoration Service in the Cathedral was wonderful. Many students participated, reading, singing and playing music to a high standard. Staff had clearly prepared students well and they did the school proud.

I chaired the full City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, which was much calmer and more co-operative than many, and my week ended with a visit by students from Munich to tour the Guildhall with their hosts from the Sixth Form College.

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