Student representatives are put to the vote at Chatteris

PUBLISHED: 12:47 10 November 2015 | UPDATED: 12:47 10 November 2015

Democracy at Cromwell Community College

Democracy at Cromwell Community College


A decent living wage was the most popular vote when democracy was put to the test at Cromwell Community College.

Democracy at Cromwell Community CollegeDemocracy at Cromwell Community College

Second most popular issue voted for by students was teaching young people a curriculum that prepares them for life.

Students were given a chance to place their votes for who they wanted to be their community school council representatives when candidates took to the podium to talk about what was important to them.

A total of 232 young people from Year 7 to 11 placed their votes on issues including climate change, improving mental health services, tackling racism and religious discrimination as well as votes for people from the age of 16.

Representatives voted in are Year 7 Sophie Carrick and Tom Simpson; Year 8 Clayton Shepherd and Ezgi Polat; Year 9 Libby Birkett and Thomas Hutchins; Year 10 Jess Stanbridge and Charlie Haynes; Year 11 Emily Holman Gavin and James Asher.

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