PUPILS turned the tables on political figures when they got to shadow those in important town roles.
Youngsters in Hartlepool spent a day having a say on how major local organisations are run.
More than 50 pupils took part in The Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day.
The youngsters made their voices heard and gained first-hand experience of the world of work.
Key town figures being shadowed by the children included Hartlepool’s ceremonial mayor, Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher, Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger, at Hartlepool Police Station, and Darren Hankey, principal of Hartlepool College of Further Education.
The youngsters were introduced to their council contacts at the Civic Centre before shadowing them at various locations.
They also worked with adults at all the town’s secondary schools and colleges, including Eldon Grove, Grange, Jesmond Gardens, Rift House, Sacred Heart and West View primary schools.