The Big Vote at John Hanson Community SchoolIn the weeks leading up to Election Day, students in each year group have learnt about the importance of voting through the assembly programme and their PSHE lessons.

Anna Robinson, Assistant Head teacher, said “On Thursday 7th May, this culminated in JHCS taking part in a mock election. Ballot boxes were painted and polling station signs erected, making the space as realistic as an actual vote so the students could truly experience what their older siblings, parents and grandparents would on such a momentous day” Students were also encouraged to discuss the different parties at home and encourage their family members to use their vote.

Anna Robinson led the assemblies with teachers acting as each of the five main parties to share their educational policies. Students were also encouraged to discuss the different parties at home and encourage their family members to use their vote. Students then had the opportunity to vote at break times for their favoured party.

And the results:

Once the votes were all counted, The Green Party were the winners with 31% of the votes placed, closely followed by the Conservatives with 25%. 50% of our students voted with 66% of year 7s even getting involved! The results were the shared on the school website, Facebook and Twitter.

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