Thanks for voting…

Sunday 13 November 2011

We’re very proud that Bronwen, a Year 6 pupil here at Moortown Primary, was selected as one of ten finalists for the Leeds Children’s Mayor competition. Year 6 children completed a manifesto of what they would like to change if they could become Mayor for the Day and Bronwen was chosen as our entrant for the competition.

Voting for the finalists closed on Friday 04 November.  Sadly, Bronwen did not win.  Well done to Joe Smith from Strawberry Fields Primary School who won.

This whole programme is about encouraging children to show an interest in democracy and to get them into the habit of voting on issues that affect them.

We know children at Moortown Primary already make a positive contribution to the school and their community through the School Council, litter-picking, raising money for charity etc. It’s great individuals like Bronwen want to go the extra mile to have their views heard!

Perhaps Bronwen has her sights on bigger, national levels of leadership.  Friday 11 November was Takeover Day, where schools are encouraged to allow children to take over any aspect of school or work life.  Moortown Primary had children take over in the office, the kitchen and in assembly.  Children in lessons took over some teaching and took over writing some of the newsletters. Missing from the day was Bronwen – she was in London, where she had taken over the role of Children’s Commissioner for the day!