The Big Vote
As part of our focus on the British Value, Democracy, each class, (Year 1 – 6) has spent time this half term, talking in their classes and during Phase Collective Worship about what democracy is and why it is important. We also learnt some of the key vocabulary related to elections and parliament. The children discussed the sorts of characteristics which make a successful parliamentarian and the roles in school those elected would be expected to carry out. Each class then shortlisted four candidates.
On Friday 4th October, we held elections for our Pupil Parliament 2019 – 2020. Each class visited our Nutfield Church Polling Station to cast their ballot for their class constituency representatives. The results were announced the following week. Candidates from the upper year groups were on hand to register the voters and distribute ballot papers. The children were allowed to vote for up to two candidates to represent their constituency.
We were so proud of all our children, particularly the candidates, for participating in The Big Vote with such maturity. We would also like to thank Tandridge Council for lending us their polling booths and ballot boxes which helped to give the children a realistic experience of voting.
The elected members of Pupil Parliament for 2019-2020 are:
Grace, Betsie-Bea, Belle, Arthur, Orla , Evie A, Ethan, Abi K,
Amelie, Toby, Rowan and Natalie