In the academic year 2021-22, CPA has implemented a new programme called Votes for Schools. Votes for Schools provides weekly resources for teachers in the UK to prompt discussion and debate on a challenging current issue. Students vote and comment and we ensure that their voices are heard and have an impact.
The exciting presentations and opportunity to make an active vote ‘for’ or ‘against’ a decision, has encourage the children to justify their opinions and bravely make a stand towards what they believe is right.
Questions raised by ‘Votes for Schools’ have so far included:
- Do you see yourself as a leader?
- Should children use phones in schools?
- Is January the best time to buy things?
Each week, the ‘Votes for Schools’ company produce powerpoint presentations suitable for all key stages. Where possible, every class within our school will access the presentations, teachers will raise the questions to the pupils and everyone will discuss the arguments for or against the issue. At the end of the presentation, each child is asked to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’.