Thursday, October 15, 2015

Student Vote #studentvote15

Today at George Waters all students had the opportunity to vote in a Student Vote election that runs parallel with the Federal Election that happens on October 19, 2015.

 During JAWSS class yesterday we spoke about the election process, learned about the different parties and who are local candidates are in our riding.

To get students ready and informed to make their vote. To help, staff used websites such as,

 I encourage parents to use the pollenize website to read through the different party platforms to help make an informed decision on October 19, 2015. The vote compass website will show you where you fall on the political spectrum. Vote Compass is a short online quiz that will help you to reflect on their own beliefs and values. We hope every parent/guardian takes on Monday, October 19, 2015 to vote. Feel free to use the links above to help you get more informed on the major issues.

For students also created videos as the leaders of the federal parties to help inform our students. These speeches were created completely by the students based on research they did on their party leader. Students were asked to come up with three facts about their leader, 3 aspects of their parties' platform and 3 facts about the local candidate that George Waters students would be voting for.

Watch the videos here:

Over 700 000 students will take part in Student Vote 2015. Results will be released on October 19, 2015. Ask your child to see who they voted for and why they made that choice.

Here are some photos from today's Student Vote at George Waters!

A photo posted by George Waters Middle School (@georgewatersms) on

A photo posted by George Waters Middle School (@georgewatersms) on

A photo posted by George Waters Middle School (@georgewatersms) on

Sometimes there are line ups when you vote. It's worth the wait. #GWMSwpg #studentvote15

A photo posted by George Waters Middle School (@georgewatersms) on

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