As national election fever intensifies across the country, Hill House Junior School made the most of the opportunity to introduce Year 6 pupils to the workings of democracy.
The Mock General Election was launched a few weeks ago when six political parties (all campaigning on six very different aspects: "Environment, Human Rights, Home Schooling, Internationalism, Creativity and Being Active!") presented their manifestos to the Junior School pupils.
The names for the political parties derived from different aircraft, as the school is very close to Robin Hood Airport (the home of the Vulcan to the Sky Experience) the pupils thought that this would be a natural connection to make. The choice of names was given very careful thought and eventually the names were chosen - Spitfire, Concorde, Canberra, Vulcan, Hurricane and Red Arrows.
The whole project came to a climax this morning when a Pop up Polling Station sprung up across the road at the Vulcan Hangar. All Junior School pupils were supervised as they walked across to cast their votes. During the morning our very own Don Valley Conservative candidate Mr Aaron Bell popped in to meet the pupils, answer some intriguing questions and to offer his support.