What is your school doing for the 2015 general election? At The Day We’ve found that UK secondary schools are really engaged in politics and the election process. Some are holding debates, hustings and a full-scale mock election vote, with sixth formers acting as returning officers and individual students speaking for each of the parties. Other schools are creating special assemblies or having an election focus in form time.
We asked students to write opinion pieces on who they’d vote for if they could and submit questions for the parties. We heard from 11-17-year-olds on a range of issues (including how much homework they get) and we had followers for all the main parties within that age range.
If your school is still talking about the election then we have free resources including guides to the parties, a quiz, briefings on the main issues and more. It’s all on our 2015 general election special.