Our newly elected student councillors attended this year’s investiture ceremony accompanied by proud family members. Pupil manifestos and campaign speeches were presented to the audience and music was provided by our Traditional Group. Our guest of honour, Lord Mayor Nuala Mcallister, who is one of the youngest Lord Mayors of Belfast and only the fourth woman to hold this post, was very impressed by the councillors’ communication skills and creativity on how to make St. Anne’s a better place to learn and play.
She then shared some of her own experiences as a pupil and talked about her journey to her current position. The pupils were then adorned with the much sought-after student council badges. The ceremony was followed by some light refreshments and opportunities for the student councillors to have their photographs taken with the Lord Mayor. With formalities over, it is time to get down to business.