Children in the Senior School took to the Polling Station (a.k.a Mrs. Gillow's classroom) recently to cast their votes and participate in the annual UK Youth Parliament's 'Make Your Mark' campaign.
The children voted in their droves for a range of issues that they would like to see debated in the House of Commons, and after the polling station closed, the results were submitted to the British Youth Council for counting. The national results are not available until November, however, here at Crosfields, protection of the environment and putting an end to knife crime received an overwhelming number of responses. The children then voted on a range of local issues, where taking care of our local environment topped the poll, followed by homelessness and child poverty.
Head of PSHE, Mrs. Gillow commented, "Each year I am both humbled and proud of what our young people speak up about. The local issues that were raised by the pupils were varied, with many really thoughtful statements. I am privileged to see how much young people care about very grown up issues in every lesson. We do need to listen (as well as hear) their voices."
Well done Senior School for Making your Mark!