Spalding High School is holding a mock general election today. Pupils were given information in assemblies, including presentations by five Year 9 girls about the five main parties in England. Pupils have been encouraged to go away and research and discuss key election issues in both their tutor time and at home.
Mr Hempsall, the teacher running the election, said: “With most of the school population being able to vote in the election after 2015, it is important we encourage them to think about democracy. Youth disengagement with politics is a big problem, and we hope that projects like this will help them to realise the importance of voting.” The results will be shared with the school in time for the General Election on May 7.