Today Ava, Jack and Ryan H were asked to represent our school at an event at South Shields Town Hall. The children were asked about whether they knew what an election was and what candidates were. They were then told the story of a land who needed to have an election to find its new leader. The children were then taken to the chambers and listened to the two candidates. In secret the children then placed their votes and they helped to elect Sally Shoelace as the new leader of Staryland. The children had an amazing time and Miss Waite was extremely proud of how well they represented our school.
Today in Year 3, the children were given the opportunity to deliver their speeches to the rest of the class to allow us to vote for our class councillors. We were so proud of all of the members of our class who had the confidence to read their speeches to the rest of the class. The speeches were so amazing that we found it difficult to vote for only two candidates. We now can’t wait to hear who our new councillors are.
At St. Mary’s we are very excited for school council elections. Children from Year 1 to 6 are welcome to bring in speeches to become candidates for their class. Speeches need to be in school by Tuesday 26th September 2017. We are looking forward to hearing everyone’s speeches and electing our councillors for this school year!