Alfriston School welcomed Wealden District Council vice-chairman Angela Snell back to the classroom recently.

The vice-chairman spoke to children and staff about the work of the council within the district and their communities and during an assembly at the community primary school, Years 3 and 4 students actively engaged in questions about being a councillor and what it entails.

The schoolchildren told the vice-chairman how they were already involved in local litter picks organised by the council.

After the visit, Councillor Snell said, “It was a real pleasure to visit such a warm and welcoming school. The students were engaged and incredibly responsive during the discussion. I would like to thank Alfriston School for inviting me to lead their assembly.”

To find out more about the chairman or vice-chairman and to invite them to an event, you can complete an online engagement form at or contact the democratic services manager, Wendy Newton May, via email at Angela Snell is pictured with headteacher Lindsey Hudson, pupils and Chair Bear at the school during her visit