12/12/2019 0 Comments
Students Cast Their Votes
Our students took part in a Mock Election on Thursday 12th December, to run alongside the UK General Election. An event which encouraged all students to take an interest in politics, debate issues and experience the voting process for the first time.
This unique experience, as well as the recent JC6 Hustings which saw local parliamentary candidates answer students’ questions, supplemented the Citizenship curriculum within PSHE and allowed young people to engage with the issues they will face as adults.
Students were encouraged to research political parties’ policies in the run up the mock election, with information relating to each party displayed around the academy so that they could make an informed decision. ‘Postal Votes’ were also arranged for any students who would not be able to vote on the day itself.
This Thursday morning saw students cast their votes after receiving their individual ballot papers, before being counted by student volunteers. Results of the Mock Election will be announced to students tomorrow (Friday 13th), in line with the General Election results.
HAJC6 Principal Richard Cahill said, “It has been a delight to hear our students engage in an informed debate about issues that matter to them and ones which will shape their future.”
In contrast with the results of the general election, HAJC6 students voted in favor of the Labour Party during this mock election event. The results were shared with all students in main school and sixth form following the event.