Living and Learning: democracy

Friday 29 April 2022

This week we are looking at democracy and making democratic decisions. We discussed the importance of democratic decisions and everybody having a say. We understood that some people might be disappointed in the result of the vote but it is the fairest way to decide. We talked about how important a secret ballot is so that everyone has the freedom to decide themselves.

We learnt a little about how adults use their vote to decide who runs the country. Our JLT in school is also decided by a vote and we discussed why this was fair system for everyone.

Finally, we held our own secret vote to decide which book we should read at home time. The three choices are below and the result was:

Specs for Rex – 6 votes

Are you the Pirate Captain? – 13 votes

Rosie is my best friend – 9 votes

A clear winner! We all enjoyed the story no matter how we voted!