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St Gregory Primary School in Sudbury elects new student Prime Minister




While voters all across the UK cast their votes for the general election on Thursday, children in Sudbury were busy selecting their own prime minister.

Reuben Jones was voted in as the new PM for St Gregory Primary School, receiving 31 per cent of pupils’ votes, after a two-week election campaign.

The youngsters were tasked with forming single-issue parties in key political topics, led by five candidates in Year 6, who created their own party political broadcasts and took part in question-and-answer sessions with fellow pupils.

St Gregory CEVC Primary School in Sudbury is staging a mock general election to help its pupils engage with the national election...Pictured: Year 6 with the leaders Caden Patterson (Education), Zinnia McKnight (Environment), Sam Piper (Transport), Luke Roberts (Health) and Reuben Jones (Crime)...PICTURE: Mecha Morton .... (23154838)
St Gregory CEVC Primary School in Sudbury is staging a mock general election to help its pupils engage with the national election...Pictured: Year 6 with the leaders Caden Patterson (Education), Zinnia McKnight (Environment), Sam Piper (Transport), Luke Roberts (Health) and Reuben Jones (Crime)...PICTURE: Mecha Morton .... (23154838)

Headteacher Daniel Woodrow said: “It was lovely to see how much the whole school engaged with the election and how seriously the children thought about who should get their vote. All of our political parties did a brilliant job.

“Lots of parents have told us about how the children have been talking about who to vote for at home and how they have been asking questions about the general election, too.”


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