A SCHOOLGIRL has been chosen as the new junior mayor of Winsford.

Caitlin Smith, a year 5 pupil at High Street Primary School, was invested in a special ceremony at her school.

The 10-year-old received her robes and chain from town mayor Cllr Ailsa Gaskill-Jones.

Primary school pupils across the town were invited to write in and explain why they would like to be junior mayor and what they would do if they were successful.

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Caitlin Smith, 10, a pupil at High Street Primary School, is the new junior mayor of Winsford

Mayor Cllr Gaskill-Jones said: "I particularly liked Caitlin’s application because she had a very positive approach and had some really good ideas as to how she could encourage other pupils to get outside more and be more active."

Mark Joule, headteacher of High Street Primary School, said: "As a school we are very proud that Caitlin has become the new junior mayor of Winsford.

"She is a hard working young girl who will bring a great deal to the role. She will be an excellent ambassador for all at High Street and the wider community."

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Mya Barlow, a pupil at Over St John's Primary School served as last year's junior mayor alongside former mayor Gina Lewis.

The 10-year-old, who raised £200 during her term in office and attended many events, was presented with a gift by the current mayor at a meeting of Winsford Town Council on Monday evening.