School Council General Election
This year we decided to make our school council elections as real to life as possible, thereby holding elections in the same way as some children might have experienced when going to the local elections with their parents. Children in each class who wished to be considered as a candidate were asked to write a speech that would convince their peers to vote for them as the best candidate to represent the pupil voice from each class. Those that did not want to become a class councillor were able to write an account of the features that they believed were necessary in an excellent class councillor. After that, speeches were read and several rounds of voting occurred before four to six candidates were remaining. These were then put forward to be voted for at the main voting stations. Our children enjoyed the process and have learnt many lessons about democracy and mutual respect - 2 of our British Values.