Pupils set to go to the polls
SCHOOL children are holding their own referendum ahead of today’s nationwide EU referendum today (Thursday).
Whilst their parents prepare to vote on whether to remain in or leave the European Union, children at St George’s Infant School in Amersham aged four and over, together with the adults in the school community, will put their secret vote into the school ballot box over a different question.
Children from the school’s High 5 Club, a group designed to develop speaking, listening and debating skills, will decide whether they should keep their Friday Champions of the week assembly in the morning or move it to the end of the day.
Headteacher Toby said: “So the children can experience what democracy is like first hand and gain an understanding of what a referendum is and how it works, members of the High 5 Club will be explaining the process to each class during the campaign and will count and declare the result in front of the whole school.”