Following a whole-school election in 2015 and a vote on whether to remain in the European Community in 2016, students at John Kyrle High School will join the rest of the country in taking part in an election this June.
Each of the main political parties will be represented by students who are in the process of meeting with year groups to share their idea. Candidates told Headteacher, Nigel Griffiths, how impressed they have been at the response they have had and the good questions they have been asked.
In previous elections, candidates have been drawn from the sixth form. As students are currently undertaking their AS/A-level examinations, candidates this year are from years 8, 9 and 10. Tom Hotchkiss, joint head of history, is working with the candidates. He said:?“It is crucial that pupils from a young age learn about political parties, elections and democracy. This election gives them the necessary tools to be active and informed citizens who can then inspire others to take an interest.”