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Ryde Academy Students vote in the EU Referendum

posted 28 Jun 2016, 01:48 by Nat Admin   [ updated 27 Jul 2016, 02:17 ]

Students from all the year groups were given the chance to vote in their own referendum on Thursday.

All week students had debated the issues.

The Student Council collected voting slips during tutor time and 6th Form Citizenship students counted the votes. They also created some of the resources students used to debate the issues.

Having heard arguments on both sides, students voted 58% in favour of remaining in the EU.

Mrs Merrett said “We felt that we should run this referendum in school, because, whilst our students aren't old enough to vote, the outcome of the referendum will affect them and it is important that they understand the arguments on both sides. Students have also looked at democracy and British values."