Students cast their votes
The school organised a mock election on Friday 1st and Tuesday 5th May.
Students in Year 7 - 10 were shown videos of the main parties running for election, discussed their policies and the possible outcome of the General Election. They were then given the opportunity to vote at various times throughout the school day.
Sixth form students participated in a debate on 29th April with representatives from the five main parties - Benjamin Butterworth (Labour), Russell Secker (Greens); Michael Green (Liberal Democrat); David Platt (UKIP) and Andrew Knight (Conservative) and enjoyed putting their questions to the candidates on education, immigration, money, the environment and many other topical issues.
All students were enthusiastic about the chance to vote and they cast their votes in special booths set up in the school’s reception. A quick poll of students from each year group revealed how important they believe voting to be: