What a very exciting time it is in school at the moment! Not only are the children incredibly enthusiastic about their new learning in class, but they are also being given the opportunity to learn all about the British Value of Democracy and how it affects the way we live in modern Britain.
Friday 21st September was Democracy Day at Colsterworth CE Primary School, and several children put themselves forward for election as Student Councillors from Y1 to Y6. They made amazing, heart-felt pitches to their fellow pupils, and canvassed for votes from their classmates. UNICEF Article 12 states that every child should have their opinion heard, and so everyone was given the opportunity to vote for which child would best represent them as a Student Councillor. They were given a polling card, which they then exchanged for a ballot paper to cast their vote.
Mrs Moore, Chief Executive Officer said ‘ I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge well done to all children who so bravely put themselves forward for election – you have all worked extremely hard, and the decision about who to vote for was, I know, very difficult’. The results were announced in a special assembly on Monday 24th September, where the children received their new badges and were officially sworn in as Student Councillors.
The Student Council will be led by Class Teacher Mrs Helliwell, who also made sure we had an exciting British Values Democracy day last Friday. We are sure you can look forward to future Student Council news.