Andy Herbert, Headteacher, was delighted with the responses from the pupils: “It was great to see the enthusiasm the Year 6 children had for this first ever election of our House Captains. So many were willing to stand which is a tribute to their leadership qualities and commitment to the school”.
On the day after the General Election, pupils and staff filed through the voting booths to cast their votes using the same ballot boxes as the day before.
Andrew Flecknor, Deputy Acting Returning Officer at City of York Council, said: “We’re delighted to see this election taking place and are very happy to loan it some of our polling booths, signage and a ballot box. The event is a brilliant way of helping children understand the principles of voting and our democratic tradition.”
This was a truly democratic experience reflecting our British Values and democracy. From a list of 23 Year 6 pupils who put themselves forward to stand, four were elected following the ballot to serve as the first House Captains for the school.