YOUNG people from people from Tenbury became councillors for the day as they put forward their vision for the district during this year’s Local Democracy Day.

Malvern Hills District Council runs the event as a way of promoting the importance of local democracy.

Pupils from all five of the district’s high schools took part in a range of challenges which saw them come face-to-face with some of the difficult decisions councillors have to make on a daily basis.

One of the tasks saw pupils asked to create their own political party and come up with a manifesto to win power. Proposals ranged from reducing litter and supporting the NHS to the legalisation of marijuana.

They were then challenged to balance the council’s budget through a combination of spending cuts, efficiency savings and income generation. Another group was asked to design their own community.

A panel of councillors and officers then had the job of choosing the winners.

Tenbury High Ormiston Academy, whose Principal is Adrian Price, did well and shared top spot in the design a community challenge. Students impressed with their vision.