Today at St Julian’s Primary, we hosted our School Eco Council elections.
A total of 25 children from both year 4 and 5 took to the stage in the bid to win over their fellow peers for a place on the Eco Council. Each of the candidates frantically prepared a series of PowerPoint slides which outlined their main aims and promises. All of them introduced themselves and were given five minutes to explain why they believed they were the perfect person to promote our green ethos of being eco friendly. Initially many felt quite nervous, but once Miss Nelson had introduced the first candidate the rest of the children felt at ease.
Lots of candidates promised that if they were elected they would persuade Mr Rees to install a new bike shed and a pond in the forest school area. Some even suggested ways to raise money for the school like a Welly Wednesday, a stall to sell forest school goodies and a jumble sale for old uniform! Many also included a quiz in their presentations which encouraged all children in the hall to be involved. Some prizes were given out (not for bribery of course) One pupil even finished his presentation by playing the drums!
The elections lasted all afternoon, but the atmosphere and support for their peers continued throughout with each pupil being given a huge round of applause.
After the 25 candidates had presented, Miss Nelson handed out the ballot sheets with photographs of all the candidates. The pupils then made their way back to their classrooms to cast their votes. Miss Nelson will be announcing the results during the 1st week back after half term. Best of luck to all of the candidates!