We have had a fantastic Parliament Week here at Sacriston Academy!
To kick off the week, the whole school attended an assembly which explained the role of parliament and how MP's are elected.
Year 6's then collected pupils' opinions from around the school to find out what should be the focus of change in school. From their findings, Year 6 pupils wrote their vote-worthy manifestos.
After some last-minute efforts to sway voters, it was time for election day on Wednesday. The polling station was set up by our Year 6 pupils and voters were issued with polling cards ready to be exchanged for ballot papers at the polling station.
On Thursday, Key Stage 2 pupils took part in a live lesson streamed from parliament and learned all about campaigning. We even had a question submitted by a Year 3 pupil read out live on air. Year 5 pupils took part in their own hot-topic debate - should phones be banned in school? Two party-leaders were elected to stand and the class split into 'for' and 'against' campaigners.
Today the election results were as follows:
Transform party - 82 votes
Vision party - 50 votes
Progress party - 34 votes
Tomorrow party- 33 votes
Our winning party, Transform, will now be able to work alongside staff to deliver their election promises...