St Peter's School
Election fever has hit St Peter’s School, with pupils taking part in a mock EU referendum.
Leading up to the vote, St Peter’s pupils heard a debate between two speakers: Carl Chambers, regional Chair of Business for Britain, spoke for the Brexit campaign while Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton, made the argument for Remain.
Answering the question ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’, the pupils voted to remain in the EU by 69% to 31%. The turnout was high at 77%.
Upper Sixth pupil Concetta said: “I’d expected Remain to win – but not by such a clear majority”.
Ben Fuller, Head of Politics at St Peter’s School, said: “Most of our Upper Sixth will be old enough to vote for real on June 23rd so it was really important for them – and all the students – to be able to think through the issues at stake beforehand. The School’s mock election last year foreshadowed the real results, with a Conservative majority and a Green surge so we’ll wait to see if the same is true for this vote.”