Election fever at Spalding Grammar School

Spalding Grammar School election candidates ANL-150429-112553001
Spalding Grammar School election candidates ANL-150429-112553001
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The second of the whole school General Election Awareness assemblies has taken place at Spalding Grammar School.

Conservative John Hayes of the Conservative Party and Dan Wilshire (an old boy) of the Green Party were invited to address students and answer any questions.

The previous week we heard from Labour, UKIP and the Liberal Democrats.

To help students understand the election, how it works and why it’s important to vote, the school is holding an inter-house mock election.

Interestingly, Dan Wilshire, this year’s parliamentary candidate for the Green Party, took part in this mock election when he was a student here... evidence to support just how much of an impact this school event can have on improving awareness and interest in current affairs.

There are student volunteers representingthe Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green and UKIP and they have been campaigning for their parties and their policies.

We are encouraging the school community to get involved in the pre-election hype, take the opportunity to vote for who/what they believe in

There are plenty of party posters throughout the school, and lots of students are also promoting their campaigns using the other resources available to them – school televisions, the school website and the weekly newsletter.

Students will be able to vote for their chosen party and candidate of choice during form period on election day, May 7.

A spokesman said: “We are encouraging the school community to get involved in the pre-election hype, take the opportunity to vote for who/what they believe in, and we look forward to hearing who managed to gain the most votes in the coming weeks.”