What is VotesforSchools?
Each week, VotesforSchools provides lessons to children all over the country, asking them about the issues that matter to them. Their votes are recorded and sent out to charities, organisations & decision-makers to help make a difference.
Week commencing Monday 18th October
This week VFS are getting voters thinking about protests, following a flurry of news stories on the subject. Children will therefore be discussing: "Are protests necessary for change?"
In our classrooms we will all consider whether protests are a necessary catalyst for change in today's world, or if they can in fact damage or stifle the success of a cause. Meanwhile, the introductory assembly will give us a whistlestop tour of different types of protests.
Make it fun!
Why not have a family debate: split into teams - those for and those against or individually if you prefer; give each person/team 5 minutes each to put their argument forward. This is a wonderful opportunity to practise those persuasive debating skills as a family! Who knows - our future politicians or even Prime Minister might be among us!
We would love to see your photographs - family debates, giving your speech (Prime Minister style of course!) or other great ways you are enjoying VotesforSchools! Send them by email to your Year Group.