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Hi everyone, my name is Miss Patel and welcome to our RHE unit called All Around Us, where we get to learn about each other, ourselves, and the communities that we live in.

Now that you have become the mayor of Oak Town, it's your job to represent our town and help to improve the lives of its constituents.

These are the people who have elected you to become the Mayor.

Now, today's an exciting day for you, because it's the Annual Mayor Making Ceremony, which is the day you officially become the Mayor of Oak Town.

So by the end of this lesson, you will prepare for the Mayor making Ceremony, you'll attend a meeting with a representative from the police about why rules and laws have been put into place, you will write and deliver a speech about the importance of rules and laws and society, and as always, your parents or carers can share your work with us on social media.

So before we start, let's take a look at what we'll need for this lesson.

So you'll need a pen or a pencil, you'll need some paper, and of course you'll need to work in your office, or any quiet space will do.

If you're missing any of these things, pause the video now and press play again when you're ready to continue.

So this is why our lesson will look like today.

We'll begin by talking about the Annual Meeting of the Council.

We'll have a meeting at the police station.

I'll talk you through today's task and show you what a good one looks like.

Today we'll have the Annual Meeting of the Council, or the Mayor making Ceremony.

Now that you have been elected the mayor of Oak Town you'll need to attend.

You'll receive the rope and chain of office from your predecessor.

This is the person who had the job before you.

Before I can tell you anything else, we're running late for a meeting.

Now as the Mayor, you have many responsibilities, one of them is to work alongside the police to ensure our town and its people are safe.

Abid just one of the people who do an outstanding job in taking care of our citizens in our town.

He's going to talk to you today about why rules and laws have been put into place.

Hi everyone, my name is Abid Salek and I'm a police officer.

My job is to keep the country safe and to maintain law and order.

I protect members of the public and look after everyone's properties.

Me and my colleagues are responsible to prevent crime from taking place, keeping the road safe, and to ensure we try improving people's lives.

I spend a lot of my time meeting children and members of the community to try keeping everyone safe and to try and improve in their quality of life.

It's important for everyone to follow the rules to ensure we all live in happy, a peaceful, and a safe society.

Everyone has the right to feel safe, and it's my job to try doing this.

I hope you've all enjoyed listening to me.

Thank you for showing an interest, and I really look forward to working with you all.

At the Annual Meeting of the Council or the Mayor Making Ceremony, you'll be expected to make a speech outlining the ways you will carry out your duties.

This speech will be followed by a big reception or a party for civic dignitaries and your guests.

Now civic dignitaries are important members of the Council.

So let me show you what a good speech looks like.

So we've written, "I am truly humbled as I stand here before you as the Mayor of Oak Town, humbled that you have elected me to represent our community and humbled that you have put your trust in me to drive change in this town".

As you can see, I've opened by addressing the guests.

A short introduction is key when you're writing a speech.

Now I've also repeated the word humbled, the repetition puts emphasis on how I feel.

"I want to use my role as Mayor of Oak Town to encourage us all to support each other".

Now I've outlined what my new role will be.

And now I'll outline what my new responsibility will be.

"It is my responsibility to ensure that your concerns are heard, your achievements are celebrated, and your lives are improved.

I have a vision of us all living cohesively and peacefully.

And my goal is to ensure every one of us strives to reinforce these values of togetherness and equality." What does cohesively mean? This is when people stick together.

So here you can talk about your vision.

What do you want to see in this town? What important changes do you want to see? Next, I'll celebrate diversity in our town.

We know our town is full of people of different ages, different races, people who follow different religions, and these are all differences to be celebrated.

So we've written, "We are all so different in our own ways and we each have our own incredible talents and practises, but it is this diversity that makes us so special.

Despite having different backgrounds, different interests, different religious or non religious beliefs, we all exist harmoniously on this platform of Oak Town." Now, the rule of three here is perfect in a speech because it can be used to emphasise important points.

"You might live on the other side of the nation from me, your accent might be different to mine, the colour of your skin might be different too, but we are all a part of one community.

Most of all, I want to thank my community for having faith in me.

I will not let you down and I want to assure you that I am here to listen to your ideas and concerns.

We are Oak Town.

So it is our responsibility to make it." Now that you've pointed out the differences, why do they need to be celebrated? It encourages unity and brings us all together.

And finally, thank the people, thank the public that have elected you to become their Mayor.

You can use this success criteria to ensure you have included all the main points you need to mention in your speech.

I really hope you got to think about the people in our town that make a difference from the people on the ground, such as policemen, like Abid, to people who work behind the scenes in the government.

If you'd like to, you can ask your parents or carers to share your work with us on social media.

I would love to see and hear your speeches.

Don't forget to complete the quiz and I'll speak to you soon.