Ready for polling at St Philip's RC Primary School, Uckfield

St Philip’s RC Primary holds mock General Election in Uckfield

Children at St Philip’s RC Primary School, Uckfield, held their own mock General Election on polling day last week.

The vote followed a period of study and hustings in the school.

Early in General Election campaign Year 6 researched political parties for their homework and chose one to represent.

The four key parties chosen by the children were Conservative, Green, Labour and Liberal Democrats.

Each group elected a leader and a deputy leader and then went about canvassing to try and secure votes from children in the school.

Soap box sessions took place during break and lunchtimes, with each party taking turns to give  election broadcasts. Leaders of all parties also addressed the whole school during assemblies.

On election day, a polling station was set up at St Philip’s and every child in the school completed a voting slip and put it in the ballot box.

In line with national results, the Conservatives were clear winners.

At St Philip’s the Green party was second , Liberal Democrats third and Labour bringing up the rear.

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