Pupils in favour of EU
PUPILS at Yateley Manor held their own EU referendum – although the result was very different from the national decision.
Year 8 pupils were set the challenge of researching five areas that were relevant to the EU debate: defence and security, law making, immigration, trade and travel.
Small groups looked in depth at each of the areas and presented, in an election special assembly, the pros and cons of staying in the EU for each of them.
At break time, children from Year 3 upwards had the chance to vote, with Year 7 pupils acting as election helpers and later on as counters.
The turnout was high at 77% and the result was a definite vote to Remain with 79% of the votes against 21% Leave.
Headmaster Robert Upton said: “The Yateley Manor referendum was an excellent exercise for the children.
“Everyone learnt a great deal about the debate and enjoyed having the chance to vote. Year 8 worked hard on their research and their presentations were informative and well balanced.” for
Yateley Manor pupils cast their votes in the school’s very own EU referendum.