UPDATE: A huge well done to BLUE DIAMOND for winning the Manor Farm Mock Election!
Last week we held our own Mock Election at Manor Farm Junior School.
In National Election Week, Year 3 set up their own Political Parties and created their own manifestos with policies about the issues that they think are most important.
Each party democratically elected their own leader and deputy who presented their party’s ideas in a whole school assembly on Thursday morning. All of Year 3 worked tirelessly during break and lunch time to campaign for their party.
In the afternoon, each pupil in the school voted on their own ballot paper for their favourite party. Results were counted and the winning party was announced in assembly on Friday afternoon.
Here are a few key ideas from the Parties’ manifestos:
Leader: Maddie Lancaster
Deputy Leader: Gemma Wakefield
• Say no to HS2 as it will destroy homes and wildlife.
• Daily PE lessons to encourage exercise among youngsters.
• Better hot school lunches with extra pudding.
Leader: Zoe Walastyan
Deputy Leader: Mia Van Aurich
• Encouraging car sharing to stop pollution.
• Tackle litter pollution by putting more bins in woodland areas.
• More local food shops.
• Graffiti centre to stop people creating graffiti on the streets.
Leader: Tao King
Deputy Leader: Ellie Woodroffe
• To replace cigarette factories with electronic cigarette factories to prevent smoking related health problems.
• Encouraging people to eat a healthy diet.
• Better, healthier free school meals.
• Improve sports equipment.
Leader: Evie Baker
Deputy Leader: Louis Horner
• Less tax for families so they have more money to spend.
• More houses for poor people.
• Free alarms for all households.
• More police officers on the streets.
• Better, high security prisons.