Amalie becomes town's junior mayor for the day
Oakley Vale student Amalie Lines was given the amazing opportunity to become Corby Mayor for the day when she donned ceremonial robes and a chain and took part in lots of civic activities.
Current mayor Cllr Peter McEwan collected Amalie, from Year 5, from school before presenting her with her red ceremonial robes and chain and driving to the Mayor’s Parlour in Corby Cube.
A spokesman for the school said: “Cllr McEwan had been so impressed with our students when they visited him to talk about the Little Ambassadors scheme earlier this year that he invited one to become Mayor for the day.
“Amalie was lucky enough to be chosen and she carried out the role really well and was a great ambassador for Oakley Vale.”
After being introduced to civic staff, Amalie learned more about the role and the mayoral regalia and was the first person in Corby to be presented with a gold commemorative coin to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
She then visited Teamwork, the Mayor’s charity which supports adults with special educational needs and gives them the skills needed for warehouse work.
Then her busy schedule took her back to the Cube for a photoshoot to mark the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday.
She clocked on and did some work on the factory floor before presenting hygiene certificates to Teamwork members.
The spokesman added: “We would like to thank Cllr McEwan and everyone who made Amalie’s day so special.”