Votes For Schools
Votes for Schools is a weekly current affairs voting platform designed to engage young people in political and social issues. Through weekly debating and voting, not only are young people learning about the world around them, they are becoming prepared for participating in our democratic processes.
Our secondary students discuss a Vote Topic each week as part of their tutorial programme before then voting to share their personal and collective opinion.
In the session, students take part in debates and activities to give them a better understand on the topic.
A list of previous Vote Topics can be found below together with details relating to how these topics tie in with Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education.
18th September : Should everyone volunteer in their community?
11th September : Should students wear masks in school?
4th September : the opt-out system the best way to increase organ donations?
Votes For Schools suspended due to Covid-19 Closure
9th March : Does the modern world make it harder for diseases to spread?
2nd March : Do you enjoy reading?
24th February : Do young people know the signs of an abusive relationship?
10th February : Do you want to be internet famous? (in association with Safer Internet Day 2020)
3rd February : Should girls' and boys' mental health be treated differently?
27th January : Is the UK a tolerant place to live?
20th January : Should youth criminal records last into childhood?
13th January : Could you go vegan for a month?
6th January : Can one event define a decade?
9th December : Can homelessness affect anyone?
2nd December : Are disabilities still misunderstood?
25th November : Is all fake news bad?
15th November : Can sharing stories prevent extremism?
11th November : Do you think it is possible to reduce bullying in your school?
1st November : Are young people interested in politics?
18th October : Are super-size classes the future?
11th October : Can chart music teach us about black history?
4th October : Will vaping be banned?
27th September : Will increased awareness help end modern slavery?
20th September : Could we live without single-use plastic?
13th September : Is gaming good for you?
6th September : Are world leaders listening to us?