Votes for Schools

We participate in Votes for Schools, in collaboration with the other schools local to us in Coulsdon. Each week the children are presented with a question in assemblies and the different view points and information available are shared with them to allow them to debate and form their own opinions. On the following Monday the vote of Yes/No is taken in each class and this information collated. This shows us what our children’s views are, how they compare to local and National views of other children, and our vote contribution will support further action to be taken. Topics for discussion come from the latest news or key topics such as anti-bullying.

Each week we share the vote results from the week before with the children.

Each week we share the vote question in our Weekly Memo so you can discuss this at home, and we also share the results of the children’s votes. This week’s question is…

‘‘Should borders exist? (KS2) / Should we be able to live wherever we like? (KS1)’.  

Copies of the presentations can be seen below;

Should borders exist? (KS2) / Should we be able to live wherever we like? (KS1)

KS2: Would you pay for a better grade? KS1: Is it important to make mistakes?

KS2: Do superhero films promote a healthy body image? KS1: Should we compare ourselves to others?

Is it fair to shut down a city over climate change? (KS2)/ Would you go to a protest about climate change? (KS1)

Should we have a 3 day weekend? KS1 Ks2

Has Brexit broken Parliament (KS2)? / Do you know what a good leader should be like (KS1)?

Should Junk Food Ads be Banned? KS1 KS2

Should you always give people a second chance (Yrs 1-4)?

Should the government be able to take away citizenship (Yrs 5&6)?

Is speaking English enough? KS1 KS2

Can you achieve anything you want to? KS1 KS2

Should you have to be an adult to get married? KS1 KS2

Are there enough role models on TV? KS1 KS2

Do you think memorials are important? Whole School

Can you spot a healthy relationship? Whole School

Are you going to add bugs to your diet in 2019? KS1 KS2

Does Christmas start too early? KS1 KS2

Should uncontacted tribes be left alone? KS1 KS2

Are your local shops disability-friendly? KS1 KS2

Would you ‘Sharent’? KS1 Ks2

Could you make your community a safer place? Whole School

Do anonymous apps make bullying worse? (KS2) / Can you spot online bullying? (KS1)

Should education be a top priority in time of crisis? KS1 KS2

Do you think Banksy’s recent stunt is art? KS1 KS2

Do Aliens Exist? KS1 KS2

Is this year’s Black History Month more important than ever? KS1 KS2

Is it important for you to know about Brexit? KS1 KS2

Should we give half of Earth to wild animals? KS1 KS2

Can we treat everyone equally in the UK? KS1 & KS2

Would you like the police to spend more time in your school? KS1 KS2

Should Eid be a holiday for everyone? KS1 KS2