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Children showcase work signposting city’s best attractions

Published on Monday, March 19, 2018

CHILDREN from a Leicester primary school will be showcasing their efforts to promote the city’s attractions as part of English Tourism Week.

The year two pupils from Heatherbrook Primary Academy in Beaumont Leys have been developing tourism leaflets promoting their favourite places to visit in Leicester.

They will present their finished projects to Deputy City Mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair during a visit to the King Ricard III Visitor Centre.

Cllr Clair, who leads on culture and leisure, said: “I’m really interested to hear about the children’s favourite places to visit and the attractions they have discovered on their trips to the city.

“Tourism is an important part of the city’s local economy and it will be fascinating to see the children’s work and talk to them about their favourite buildings, places to visit and activities they enjoy the most.”

The children have been inspired by exploring the Look at Leicester children’s trail which has helped them find out more about well-known landmarks, including Leicester Cathedral, as well as discovering some of the city centre’s hidden historical and architectural treasures.

Along with producing their own tourism leaflets, the children will be inviting a school from Mansfield to visit and talk about favourite places to visit in the city as part of a special joint assembly.

Jen Mitchell, principal at Heatherbrook Primary Academy, said: “The children have really enjoyed learning more about Leicester. They are very proud of their city and are really looking forward to letting everybody know what a great place Leicester is and how much it has to offer.”

The visit took place as part of English Tourism Week, a national celebration of the quality and value of English tourism championed by Visit Britain.

In Leicester, tourism is worth more than £600milllion per year to the local economy and the industry supports around 7,500 local jobs.