With most of its students probably being able to vote in the next general election Selston High School has today re-enacted its own mock election. Five parties named A to D have put forward their manifestos which have been shared with students to evaluate. On the day students eagerly waited to vote at our voting station, where just as in the real situation, they were checked in by our volunteer election officials giving a voting slip before putting their cross in the appropriate box and posting it in the voting box. At the end of the day students watched live via ‘Teams’ as the total votes for each form – our constituencies – were revealed on an interactive IT masterpiece coded by Mr Pullen leading to the overall result of which Party had won the most constituencies.
Thanks must go to the staff and students involved in what has been an excellent opportunity to discuss the importance of our democratic processes and introduce them to the terms involved and routines of voting.