Year 1 Voting Day

Year 1 Democracy in Action

This week we have been investigating about the General Election, who can vote, how people vote and why. We decided to hold our own election to choose a Year 1 enrichment afternoon, to be held near the end of term. The children worked in groups to create a persuasive manifesto for each of the options, which they presented to each other, as well as making banners and rosettes. Finally areas of each classroom were turned into polling stations and a secret ballot was conducted. The result was close but the democratic decision was to hold a “sporty afternoon”. We are really looking forward to it!