Zealous students from Bebington High Sports College are getting geared up for the recently announced General Election by holding their very own mock election in school. Their aim is to encourage a greater understanding of British politics and raise awareness of the country's main political parties and what they stand for.
Five of their enthusiastic and vocal Sixth Form students have been randomly allocated a political party to represent and campaign for during the weeks leading to the big day. Students, who are representing the Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and UKIP, have been allocated equal budgets to aid them in being proactive with their campaign. To strengthen their movement and gain crucial votes, students are creating and distributing their individual campaign material throughout the corridors, classrooms and canteen.
Each representative and their parties have been researching their party's manifesto in preparation for a mock debate where candidates will be granted just one minute to outline their vision for the next parliament. Following this intense battle, candidates will answer challenging questions from the KS3, 4 and 5 audience and 'voters'. These debates hope to inspire the next generation of voters by exploring a range of current and crucial hot topics including Brexit, the economy, education, the NHS and job creation.