In readiness for today’s General Election, the children had wide ranging discussions and activities to learn about how our democracy works. The children:
1) Had a quiz on the current political leaders in our country.
2) Took part in smaller group debates, where each person took it in turns to say what their two main priorities would be if they were Prime Minister. The rest of the group could then ask them questions, just like a real press conference!
3) Had a mock General Election, where the children voted for one of three candidates who had different priorities for leading the country.
The children also saw how different methods of voting can create different results. They were superstars throughout the morning, speaking passionately about the economy, education, health, defence, social care and the environment. They listened attentively to each other and asked thoughtful and insightful questions of each other, and they learnt plenty about our democracy.
I think that we could definitely have the Prime Minister of the future in our midst! Super work Year 4!