School Election 2019
As the 2019 general election campaign got under way, we used this opportunity to teach the children about democracy,
Children in Year 5 and 6 were able to stand as candidates for the main parties, creating manifestos, debating in front of the whole school and then campaigning for votes on our Election Day on Wednesday 11th December. This was a really fun experience for the children and a great way to teach them a little more about the election process. Each class was a different 'constituency' so that we could also model the first past the post system. Presiding officers and official counters made sure there was no fraudulent behaviour!
This also links to our quarter two History topic 'The Greeks' as we teach children about the influence the Greek's had on modern day democracy.