Burton Bradstock School backs the Light Bulb party
As the General Election reached it's final stages last week, election
fever hit Burton Bradstock School too.
L to R: Jack, Fleur, Zac, Alana
Pupils from Class 4 formed their own political parties and were
busy electing party leaders and secretaries, creating a motto, writing
their promises in their manifestos and canvassing the school during
their break times. On Wednesday, each party addressed the school
and told us the values that they stood for.
On Election Day, as the Polling Station opened in the village,
a Polling Station was set up in the school hall too, with every
pupil able to cast their vote at one of the voting booths. As with
the General Election, all the votes were counted overnight and two
returning officers read out the results to the whole school at the
Friday morning assembly.
L to R: James, Fleur, Ana, Reece, Zac, Ben
Mrs Staple, Headteacher added 'I am so proud of all the children
in Class 4, who really threw themselves into the election spirit.
Congratulations to the ‘Light Bulb’ party who won with
a majority vote. The party will now be working with me to implement
something new in the school so that their voice will ‘change
the future’ - which is what they promised to do in their manifesto!'