Monday, 4 November 2019

Voting With Our Feet!

Parliament Week in Year 6

The Year 6 children started Parliament Week by taking on the role of MPs and voting just as they do in the House of Commons and the House of Lords - with their feet!

All children had to stand and walk down one of the two aisle to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a statement. First, we tried it the House of Commons way by saying Aye or No and then we tried it the House of Lords way by saying Content or Not Content. Whilst most of the statements appeared to split the children's opinions, the statement about homework being optional most children seemed to agree with! Luckily, the vote did not count!

We then moved on to ballot paper voting like in a general election. For this we came up with four ideas that we could do to fundraise for Children in Need. Each child was then given a ballot paper so that they could vote in secret for which option they wanted. The winning vote will be revealed soon as Children in Need fast approaches.

We are now looking forward to the rest of Parliament week and being able to vote for our new Student Council Leader!

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