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 you always give people a second chance (Yrs 1-4)?
Should the government be able to take away citizenship (Yrs 5&6)?
Do you think memorials are important? Whole School
Can you spot a healthy relationship? Whole School
Could you make your community a safer place? Whole School
Can we treat everyone equally in the UK? KS1 & KS2