Willow Tree Public School “takeover Council”

As part of Local Government Week 2017 celebrations, Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) hosted Willow Tree Public School’s Years K through to 6 at the Council Chambers for an overview of what Council does and how its works. They also attended a session at Liverpool Plains Recreation Centre where they had a lot of fun.

“They are a great bunch of kids, possibly some of our future leaders, and both LPSC GM Ron Van Katwyk and I were very impressed with the interest they showed and in fact they were already more aware of the role of Council than we expected. Both Ron and I were honoured to be able to further broaden their knowledge,” said LPSC Deputy Mayor, Councillor Doug Hawkins.

For the visit, the school was divided into two groups, Year K – 2 and Years 3 –6.  While one group attended the Council Chambers the others attended the Recreation Centre. After lunch they swapped around for the afternoon session. Years 3 – 6 did the morning session in the Council Chambers 

“I think it fair to say we all had a very enjoyable day. The interest the students showed was very encouraging and I’d like to thank them for their interaction, great behaviour and good manners. Council is pleased that this Local Government Week we are providing a wide range of social and cultural events that cater for all the Shire’s age groups,” Councillor Hawkins concluded.


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 Yrs 3-6 with teacher Kate Ramage, LPSC Community Events Co-ordinator
Angus Fraser, Deputy Mayor Doug Hawkins and GM Ron Van Katwyk. 
 Willow Tree Public School group photo of Years K to 6
outside the Council Chambers.
 Willow Tree Public School Years K – 2 had a great time
trying out the equipment and exercise program at the Recreation Centre.
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LPSC GM Ron Van Katwyk explaining how Council operates
to the Year 3 – 6 students from Willow Tree Public School.

The treadmills at the Recreation Centre proved very
popular with the students from Willow Tree Public School

The Willow Tree Public School students also undertook
a guided tour of the Administration Centre, pictured
here at the Customer Service Desk. 

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