Pupils set to go to the polls

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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.”

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