Our students took part in an election that was held within the Academy to coincide with the General Election, as the Academy put one of our strongest values (Democracy) in action.
During Tutor Time students went through a PowerPoint with their Tutors regarding Parliament and the election process. Our own Academy election with the students was then held and the three main parties got together to try and gain the majority of votes. Students nominated themselves to represent one of the 3 main parties (Conservatives; Labour and Liberal Democrats).
Students who represented the parties planned and organised their campaigns, including holding conferences and making videos to put across their manifestos. The Academy election was then held on 8th June for the rest of the students in the Academy to vote for who they want to represent them.
Led by Miss Cunningham and Mrs Murray, the process also involved staff being mentors for each of their representatives as election fever gripped the population of the Academy.
The majority winners were Labour, who gathered 86% of the votes. Conservatives came second with 8% of the votes, with the Liberal Democrats finishing last with 6%. A huge well done to all of the students who formed their respective parties.