General election 2017

Date: 8th Jun 2017 @ 3:40pm

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On Thursday 8th June, Years 5 and 6 pupils cast their votes in a mock General Election set up by staff to help them to better understand the important British Value of democracy.
During the afternoon, students did research on each political party to help inform their decisions.
A 'polling station' complete with ballot papers and boxes were set up in the upstair hall were children had to anonymously vote.

Our Results: 

Labour Party 55%
Green Party 21%
Liberal Democrats 11%
Conservative Party 11%
UKIP 2%
SNP 0%

What are your views?
What persuaded you to vote for a certain party?
What did you learn?

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Miss Roden wrote:

Well done Year 5 and 6!
You worked well together and made informed decisions on which party to vote for.

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Emma wrote:

I learned what the parties want for our country and they persuaded me because of the helpful environment they wanted

Miss Roden wrote:

Interesting! What specifically did they say they would do for the environment?

Emma wrote:

to make more houses

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Freya Lomas wrote:

Thank you Miss Roden and Mrs Lawrenson for letting us vote to decide which party was the best. It has helped me for when I'm older for when I'm older for when I can actually vote for are primeminister. :) 😜

Miss Roden wrote:

You're welcome Freya. I am glad you found it useful! Did you learn anything new about one of the parties that you did know before today?

Freya Lomas wrote:

Yes I did Miss Roden I learnt the leaders of each of the parties. :)

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Asha chowdhury wrote:

I wanted the green party to win in our vote because there are no seats.

Miss Roden wrote:

I think you meant SATs? It is an interesting reason to vote for them. Are there any other points that persuaded you to vote for the Green Party?

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Libby m wrote:

I have learnt the different parties in the general election labour grean party conservatives and many more!

Miss Roden wrote:

I am glad you learned more about the parties in the general election Libby :)
Remember commas in a list!

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Grace M wrote:

i enjoyed taking part in this lesson i learnt that most of the party's are willing to give a lot of money to places like the NHS and lots more places.

Miss Roden wrote:

I am glad you enjoyed it! Great points Grace!
Remember capital 'I' :)

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Gareth wrote:

That 10 downing street is for the prime minister.

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RyanB wrote:

I learnd the the green party says they will cancel sats

Miss Roden wrote:

Interesting!

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Lilly wrote:

i learned that Teresa May was president and she made a decision that it wasn't fair and she would have another election

Miss Roden wrote:

I am glad to see you learned something during our mock election. Remember that we have a prime minister :)

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Keiron wrote:

I leand that they have diffrent partes

Miss Roden wrote:

Great :)

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Keira wrote:

I learnt that there were seven different types of general election and the leaders of each and I learnt about what happened during the general election.

Miss Roden wrote:

I think you meant there are seven different parties. Can you remember the name of some? Well done Keira :)

Keira wrote:

Labour,conservative,liberal democrats,green party, snp, ukip,the one from Wales that I can't remember .

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Reece wrote:

I learnt that green party was abolishing Sats and we only go to school by 4 days.

Miss Roden wrote:

I also learned this! I did not know this was in the Green Party manifesto. I found it very informative :)

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Daryl wrote:

i think it was realy helpful and i thought about who i voted for by looking about what they would do and i chose i thought it was really fun to make it.

Miss Roden wrote:

I am glad you found this activity useful :)
Remember capital 'I' :)

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Ryan F wrote:

I learned that there is actually a Scottish and Welsh party and that most of the parties if they won would of helped the NHS and they would have done a lot on childcare and education for school children.

Miss Roden wrote:

Well done Ryan! You considered the points made by each party :)

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Jamie wrote:

I have learnt that liberal democrats wanted to spend £7 Billion on education

Miss Roden wrote:

I didn't know this either so I learned something new too!

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Asha Chowdhury wrote:

I would vote for green because they will abolish SATs but all my family has bin voting for labour and conservative

Miss Roden wrote:

Interesting!

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Terrell wrote:

I learnt that lots of new partys like liberal democrats and green party green party and labour

Miss Roden wrote:

I am glad you learned more about the parties in the general election Terrell :)
Remember commas in a list!

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Connell wrote:

Ididn't know l that lib demacats were spending 7 billion

Miss Roden wrote:

Neither did I!

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Eleanor wrote:

i learned that green party wanted to get rid of SATS

Miss Roden wrote:

I learned this too :)

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