20 May The Results of The Coleridge Election
On Wednesday afternoon (11th May), to great excitement, the winner of our mock mayoral election was announced to children. The results were incredibly close (just one vote separated Impact and Aspire after the first round of voting) and our use of the preferential vote system was vital. After needing the second preference votes of all parties, the winner was…
Congratulations to them! IMPACT’s strong performance in debate and ideas of equal pay for women, improving and increasing housing and making London greener were popular with the voters. However, all parties worked incredibly hard and should be extremely proud of their efforts. The election has proved a great success; it has been lovely to see children discussing the policies of the parties and voting based on who they thought had the best ideas.
The Year 5 and 6 children who ran the election did a fantastic job of helping voters, and ensuring the whole process was fair and democratic. We would like to say a huge thank you to Sian Roberts of the Electoral Reform Service. Sian delivered some training for the children on running an election and provided the school with ballot papers and ballot boxes.
Our next political discussions will be based around the EU referendum. Teachers will be modelling a debate in assembly and the children will have the chance to vote in class on if they wish to remain or leave the European Union.