Pupils go to the polls in real vote

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Primary school pupils went to the polls last week to take part in their own election.

Youngsters at Eastlea Primary School in Cramlington, took part in a real life election experience to decide on a name for the school kitchen.

Groups of pupils from Years 5 and 6 led mini election campaigns to drum up support for their chosen name, then votes were cast and counted.

The winning name was chosen as the Hungry Hatch,

Head teacher Emma Beeston said: “This was a superb opportunity for our pupils.

“They thoroughly enjoyed the experience of taking part in a ‘real election’ and felt very important.

“They now have a far better understanding of what it feels like to ‘vote’ and how important it is to take part in the process.”

“We are grateful for the support of the election office for their help.”