17 Sep '14

News Whatever the Scottish referendum result, its a Yes for pupil engagement

With the Scottish referendum almost upon us, teacher Lynn Cooper explains how election fever has gripped her Aberdeenshire schoolExactly a year ago this week, schools in Aberdeenshire found out the results of the Scottish independence referendum. No, we didnt rig the vote: 12 months to the day before the poll, all the secondary schools in the county ran their own mock election, with every pupil aged 11 to 18 entitled to vote.The exercise was part of Aberdeenshire councils policy of engaging young people in the democratic process, whereby schools host elections that mirror those at national level. Continue reading...

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