EU Referendum: the results!

23rd June 2016
Year 4 have been learning about balanced arguments and so as part of their learning they ran a school referendum on whether or not the UK should leave or remain in the European Referendum. They presented the arguments for each position to the school in assembly and then on the day itself they ran a polling station in their classroom for everyone to vote, if they chose to. We even had postal votes from children unable to be at school that day!
The final result was 54 (27%) Leave and 146 (73%) Remain, with 95.2% turnout. Clearly the national result did not reflect school's electorate decision but nevertheless the children enjoyed learning lots about the democratic process and the different cases put forward during the referendum itself. It was great to hear children right across school talking to each other about what they thought of the different arguments for leaving and remaining.