This morning, started the election process for our house captains.
Pupils from each of our 4 houses, Malala, Hawking, Farah and Attenborough, gathered across the school to hear the manifestos written by the house captain.
Now the children have heard the manifestos, every pupil in our school will have the opportunity to be involved in deciding who they want to represent their house. Voting is a way to take important decisions fairly. Each pupil will receive a ballot paper from their teacher. Voting will take place throughout this week. On Friday, votes will be counted and the two pupils with the most votes from each house will be the house captains. Voting in class for school council representatives will also take place this week. The final results of both votes will be revealed in a future assembly.
Democracy allows us to settle arguments without fighting or wars. Voting only works if everyone has a voice. Remember we have a responsibility to listen to the views of other people and to treat them fairly. At Brentfield we will all endeavour to make time to listen to other people and think about what they want too.