Today we completed this year’s SMSC project looking at British Values and specifically democracy. The children in Y5 held an open hustings where the 8 political parties were grilled before the votes were cast.
It was a heated debate in the school hall and tempers were flared as each party vied for recognition and support.
It was great to see the adult’s faces in the room as the candidates and fellow party members strongly expressed their opinions and fought for what they believe in.
It was definitely DEMOCRACY in action.
The results are in and posted around school. The Civic Party won a closely fought election by a simple majority of one. They also received nine second choice votes.
All the children have worked really hard over the last few weeks writing manifestos, preparing speeches and producing lots of publicity to convince the year group to vote for their party. I am really proud of what they have achieved and I agree with Barnsley East Stephanie Peacock, who recently said we may have a future local MP in Y5!