The grade 10 civics class students learned about active citizenship by participating in a mock election.
Working in groups, students created their own political parties representing leadership in Canada.
The students developed political policies in the areas of education, economics, and society and participated in a lively classroom debate. They wrote campaign speeches, created their own commercials, and posters, and made morning announcements to the school.
All their hard work culminated in an election on Monday October 27th. Staff and students were encouraged to come and check out each political party’s platform and vote for who they felt would be the best leader for Canada.
Over 166 people voted, and the winners of the election were the “Future Party of Canada” with 33% of the vote.
It was a very exciting two weeks, and the students showed great enthusiasm. They really enjoyed a hands-on experience of participating in the world of Canadian politics.