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Polling station open at St Clement Danes School!

For the first time ever, elections were held at SCD for KS3 and KS4/5 Student Ambassadors. The positions are for a 2-year term and are primarily aimed to focus on national issues being brought into school, and looking at ways the school and student body can act on them.

The idea of holding an election was to mirror a General Election, giving the students an understanding of the process of casting a vote in a ballot. Prior to the election a 6-week campaign was held, during which students were encouraged to think about the importance of voting for someone to responsibly represent their views on a range of key issues.

The candidates all addressed their voters in their respective assemblies and had to attend 2 question and answer sessions, when the candidates were available for students to ask questions of them. (Hustings). At form times the students were also given information about voting and the process of voting. Election Day was held on Thursday 14th November 2019. The Polling Station was situated in the new Student Hub, and was open from 8.00am until 5.00pm.

Many congratulations to the successful candidates in the elections- Chris Shearlock in Year 8 and Will Price in Year 10. We wish them an interesting two years ahead, and look forward to hearing about their work in due course.

 

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