This half term, as part of our focus on the British Value, Democracy, each class, (Year 1 – 6) are talking in their classes and during Phase Collective Worship about what democracy is and why it is important. We also learning some of the key vocabulary related to elections and parliament.
Over the last few weeks, the children have been considering the different teams we have in school: Pupil Parliament, Faith Team, Anti-Bullying Team and Eco Team. They have been thinking about the roles that the members of these teams perform for the school and the characteristics which are required and which are suited to each role.
On Monday 25th September, we held elections for our Pupil Parliament 2023 – 2024. Each class visited our Nutfield Church Polling Station to cast their ballot for their class constituency representatives. The results will be announced on Friday 29th September.
Candidates from the upper year groups were on hand to register the voters and distribute ballot papers. The children were allowed to vote for up to two candidates to represent their constituency (class) in Pupil Parliament, Faith Team, Anti-Bullying Team and Eco Team.
We are so proud of all our children, particularly the candidates, for participating in The Big Vote with such maturity. We would also like to thank Tandridge Council for lending us their polling booths and ballot boxes which helped to give the children a realistic experience of voting.