Election Fever!

 There has been election fever this week at Bourne Elsea Park C of E Primary Academy! This is an important time when we select our representatives who will make up the members of the School Council for this academic year.

By promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, we have been learning about how democratic elections work, and have followed careful procedures to make our elections fair.

Children who thought that they would be good School Council representatives have had the opportunity to campaign for votes, and each person from every class had just one vote to choose the person they thought would be best at the job.  Polling cards were issued to each child, and on Election Day these were taken to the Polling Station and exchanged for ballot papers with the names of all the candidates on.  Voters used booths to keep their votes secret and posted their votes into the Ballot Box.  The ballot papers were then collected and counted.

At Bourne Elsea Park C of E Academy it is the very first time a School Council has been created.   The children were visited by previous Bourne Abbey councillors who outlined the responsibilities and answered questions.  Both schools are looking forward to working closely together in council activities this year, and we were all excited to hear the results of our elections in special assemblies.

We are confident that our electorates will have chosen the best representatives to ensure all pupils have their voices heard.