Election Fever Hits RHS

Over the past two weeks, students across the school have been learning about Democracy and the election process in their form time, through the Pastoral Curriculum.

With the General Election being the hot topic across the news at the minute, it allowed the students to gain a greater understanding of the process and the impact it will have on their lives.

In line with the General Election, we held our own elections for the Senior Student Leadership Team on Friday 1st May, with students taking to the polling stations to cast their votes. The run up to the date was taken up by students running assemblies to share their manifestos and pledges and leaflets being handed out around school to try to canvass for votes.

Local MP, Craig Whittaker, visited us to take part in the elections too, and took the opportunity to share how he prepares for his election campaign. The discussion with our candidates covered some really serious topics, such as the make of the tomato sauce in the canteen, before Craig made the dramatic revelation that he is actually a HP Sauce man instead!

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Hamza, standing for election in Year 8 said: “I really want to be elected onto the Senior Student Leadership Team so I can discuss the key issues that affect us as students every day.” Tanazia from Year 10 thinks she has all of the key attributes to be a key member of the team: “You need to be confident, approachable and have experience and I try my best to cover all of those areas.”

Throughout the election campaign in school, all candidates have been a credit to their respective year groups and forms in the way they have conducted themselves and tried their very best. We wish them all the very best of luck and will have our fingers crossed for all of them when the results are announced on the day of the General Election; Thursday 7th May.

View the tweets and pictures from the election day by searching for the hashtag #RHSElection on Twitter. 

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