This month a special guest visited ELC Bristol to welcome our students back to the city, none other than the Lord Mayor of Bristol!
The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Jos Clark, firstly stopped by to thank students for choosing Bristol. Secondly, our students were allowed to ask the Lord Mayor all their burning questions!
We were honoured to find out more about her important role and what a special welcome for our lucky students! Check out the video of the Lord Mayor’s visit below and find out the questions we asked her.
The Lord Mayor reopens ELC (vide0)
Facts about the Lord Mayor
Did you know that the Lord Mayor is different to the Mayor? The Lord Mayor serves for just one term and is apolitical. Whereas, the Mayor and Assembly are elected for four years.
There are 69 cities in the UK, but only 31 have Lord Mayors. Interestingly, only Lord Mayors of Bristol and London are allowed to wear velvets and a dress sword.
The first Lord Mayor of Bristol was elected in 1899, but the first Mayor of Bristol dates back to 1216! The Lord Mayor is first citizen of Bristol. You can read more about her role here or even follow her on Twitter @lordmayorbris
The Bristol Lord Mayor’s official residence, Mansion House, is a few minutes walk from school! It is a beautiful Victorian building, and is also close to the Suspension Bridge, in Clifton.
Our Lord Mayor plays an important role in helping the city of Bristol. She travels across the country and overseas to support our city.
We would like to thank our wonderful teacher Andrew Varney for helping us arrange the Lord Mayor visit. It was a perfect sunny day, so we felt bad that the Lord Mayor had to wear so many robes! We are looking forward to the Lord Mayor visiting ELC Bristol again soon.