Emrys goes to the polls in Mock Elections 2015
As the country went to the polls in one of the tightest general elections in years, so too did the learners at Emrys.
They were able to experience democracy first hand with their own Mock Election held on the 7th May.
Mock Elections actively engages learners with the democratic process and shows how politics affects their everyday lives.
Learners were able to gain a hands on insight into how the election works as they ran for office, created manifestos, canvassed for support, designed campaign posters and literature and cast their votes. Other learners helped organise the election by running the polling stations, and counting the ballot papers.
The 2015 Mock Election involved learners from across the school and saw the following run for election: Leon Best for the Conservative Party, Jasmine Dean for Plaid Cymru, George Marsh for UKIP, Daisie Morphew-Twist for the Green Party, Kane Poole for the Liberal Democrats and Alex Wharton for the Labour Party.
The election was hotly contested but the winner was Alex Wharton of the Labour Party who took 43% of the vote.
Election co-ordinator Ray Wood said: ‘It was amazing to hear learners from Year 7 to Year 13 talking politics and taking the election really seriously. Our candidates did an incredible job and played a vital part in readying our learners to become the citizens of tomorrow.’