Thursday 5 May

It’s “Election Day” all over the country and it was for the pupils in Primary 6 and 7 as well. The pupils have been split into political parties and put a lot of time and effort into their election campaigns.  As well as creating their own parties, each with their own distinct manifesto, they have elected leaders, created election literature and “spoken to the people” at assembly to support their campaigns.  The end result was today’s election in which the P7 classroom was transformed into a polling station and the whole school got its chance to cast their vote.  Candidates were not allowed in the class and could only do their final bit in the corridor, while registers were taken to ensure no-one could vote twice and booths put in place to give the voters the privacy needed to make their vote.  Once they were back outside the classroom there were representatives conducting exit polls.

P6 and P7 have learned a huge amount about elections and democracy through this topic so we can offer our congratulations to them all for working so hard.  We will announce the winners of the election on tomorrow’s blog post and hopefully be able to upload some photos too.  Well done to everyone who took part.

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