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Mock Election

Read the gifted writers' news reports, below and keep checking back for regular updates on what we are doing.


Over the course of the 8th June, whilst the adults were voting in the general election, the children were expressing their opinions in a school ballot. The polling station was on the KS2 corridor of Lydd Primary School (opposite the PPA room). When each class arrived, they had to be ticked off on the electoral register, they then received their ballot paper. To ensure that all of the votes were secret, everyone cast their votes, one at a time inside a small booth. 

The following morning, as the nation was discovering the results of their MPs (Members of Parliament) the children discovered the outcome of the children's election. In London it is a hung Parliament; however, in Lydd Primary School the Protection Party won clearly. Everyone in assembly gave a polite round of applause as the result was announced.



This morning, 7th June 2017 (the day before the UK general election) some brave representatives from Year 6 presented their manifestos to the whole of KS2. In assembly, the candidates explained what their party would do if they were voted into government. They talked about important information such as animal cruelty, bullying and health and safety. As all these ideas were shared many students across the hall were seen nodding and looking thoughtful. Tomorrow, after 24 hours to decide the pupils will cast their votes.


A few weeks ago, the Prime Minister, Theresa May called a snap general election. Lydd Primary School are having their own mock election. In order to vote all children in KS2 needed to fill out a registration form, which was announced in assembly yesterday (23rd May). Once everyone in KS2 had registered they put their forms in the postbox, so now they are eligible to vote. 

Everybody will find out more after half term.