Votes for Schools
This year, the Academy has been looking at ways to get students interested in current affairs. As part of this, we have been exploring Votes for Schools and all their resources.
Each week the children are given a topic and question that is introduced via an assembly on Monday morning. In classes, during the week, the children then discuss the topic in more detail and vote on the question. Every child has the opportunity to vote and these votes are then counted nationally. The following week the children find out how everyone in the country voted.
What is Votes for Schools?
The Votes for Schools website states: VotesforSchools was created to give all young people a better knowledge of current affairs and get them voting! As teachers who wanted to educate their students about the news but never had the time to prepare polished lessons, the team here have dedicated themselves to producing materials that save schools time while inspiring young people. Every vote by a young person is shared with decision makers and makes a difference.