Learning about being a citizen

Councillor Peter Turner with Holme-on-Spalding Moor pupils Alice Chrispin and Joel Ashley.
Councillor Peter Turner with Holme-on-Spalding Moor pupils Alice Chrispin and Joel Ashley.

Pupils from a local primary school have been learning all about the process people take to become a British citizen.

Pupils from years five and six at Holme-on-Spalding Moor Primary School spent the afternoon with registrars from East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Registration and Celebratory Services, where they talked about what being a good citizen means.

They also took part in a mock citizenship ceremony, attended by the Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Peter Turner, which is the final stage of becoming a British citizen.

Tricia Mann, superintendent registrar at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The presentation and ceremony encourages children to think about our democratic values and why Great Britain is such a wonderful place to live.”

Out-going headteacher Mark Alston said: “Our year five and year six pupils thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the mock citizenship ceremony.”