Kenninghall pupils quiz council leader

The leader of Breckland Council was put under the spotlight by schoolchildren as part of a project to get young people involved in local democracy.

William Nunn went back to school last week and was grilled by pupils at Kenninghall Primary School.

The council leader attended the school assembly and explained to the children just what is involved in being a councillor.

Pupils also had the opportunity to put Mr Nunn on the spot and asked wide-ranging questions, covering both international topics such as pollution and the situation in Libya and more local concerns such as potholes and local bus provision.

Afterwards, Mr Nunn said: 'The decisions that Breckland Council makes affect the lives of these children and their parents, so I'm pleased to have had the opportunity to meet them all and answer their questions. Having children of my own I knew not to expect an easy ride!'

Breckland Youth Councillor Jordan Bailey accompanied the council leader to talk about the work of the Youth Council and how its members have made a difference to the lives of young people in the district.

The visit was part of Breckland Council's Youth Engagement Programme. Last November, Kenninghall Primary hosted a Build Your Own Politician session, which encouraged the children to discuss the barriers that could prevent young people becoming interested in politics.