Living and learning: Polling day

Thursday 03 May 2018

Today, we talked about how our school was being used for a polling station. We talked about what it means to vote and decided to have our own vote in class. The children voted for the teacher they wanted to read them a story. We told the children that only those wearing a jumper could vote.

“That’s not fair!” the children said.

We talked about how to make it a fair vote.

“So you can make it fair by everyone voting… can take it in turns (to vote).”

The children then shared who they wanted to vote for. This led to discussions about different opinions. We talked about how our friends may have different ideas and views to our own.

“It doesn’t matter what they like and don’t like – they can still be friends.”