Last week the election for School Councillors gave us an opportunity to explore democracy, which is one of the British values.
We thought about how unfair it would be if important decisions affecting our lives, school and community were made without us having the chance to influence the decision. The process of voting in a democratic society gives us this opportunity.
Then, in preparation for the School Council elections, some of us gave short speeches to persuade our classmates to vote for us if we promised certain things. Issues raised included ‘all children should take 30 minutes of exercise each day’ and ‘children should not wear a uniform to school’.
It was brilliant to hear lots of well thought out responses.