The Blue party won here as well...

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ELECTION 2015 -

VOTE BLUE: Pupils from Heatherton House School got in­volved in the demo­cratic process at school EN­GAGED stu­dents en­joyed the run-up to gen­eral elec­tion day.

Girls in year six at Heatherton House School, in Cop­perkins Lane, Amer­sham, cre­ated po­lit­i­cal par­ties com­plete with man­i­festos, elec­tion strate­gies and party lead­ers, as part of their cur­rent af­fairs and think­ing skills lessons. They held a Heatherton House Elec­tion Day last Thurs­day. Head­mas­ter Peter Rushforth said: “It has been such an in­sight­ful and valu­able ex­er­cise for our year six girls to take part in their very own gen­eral elec­tion.

“They have re­ally risen to the chal­lenge and I’ve been very im­pressed with the skills of diplo­macy, team­work and per­sua­sion the girls have dis­played.”

The girls’ man­i­festos in­cluded prom­ises of bouncy cas­tles in the play­ground, more trips to Thorpe Park and cre­at­ing a spe­cial in­ter­net po­lice.

Sarah Tobin, leader of the win­ning Blue party, and a firm be­liever in voices for chil­dren, said: “Chil­dren may only be 27 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion, but we are 100 per cent of the fu­ture.”


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