Trowbridge mayor Cllr Denise Bates has visited Oasis Academy Longmeadow in Trowbridge to hear children’s ideas about the future of their town.

Children in Years 1 and 2 had been learning about the town's facilities as part of their ‘Terrific Trowbridge’ Geography topic.

They identified the things they think makes Trowbridge a great place to live and have been making plans about how it could be even better.

The children, who are some of the youngest in the school, had lots of ideas about how their favourite place, the Town Park, could be improved.

Paige Curtis, aged six, told the mayor that she thought there should be more swings and other play equipment in the park.

All the children agreed that an open-air swimming or paddling pool would be a great addition to the park.

Principal Helen Adams said ‘It was wonderful to see the children sharing their ideas with the mayor."

"Pupil voice is extremely important and, in our curriculum, we make sure children have regular opportunities to make their views known to decision makers, and to make a positive difference in the world."

Cllr Bates agreed with the children that Trowbridge was a fantastic place to live and talked to them about the importance of making a contribution to their community.