Election campaigns can be seen “here, there and everywhere” throughout Powerstown Educate Together National School. All children have been learning about the democratic process and how important it is for your voice to be heard!
Democracy in Powerstown ETNS requires pupils to participate in their school, beginning with the duty to vote.
Elections give students a chance to make decisions about how their school is run. Holding free and fair elections is the most important ingredient in making our school a democracy.
As part of this process children are campaigning for
1. A seat on our Student Council
2. A seat on our Green Schools Commitee.
In Powerstown ETNS, Green School Committee and Student Council elections take place in September every year!
These elections are open to all students and every student can become a candidate. A candidate is someone who looks for your vote. Each candidate has to organise their own election campaign! The campaign involves much work including making posters, canvassing and preparing a campaign speech for assembly.
Every student in the school gets to vote for one representatives from each class from 1st to 5th and 2 representatives from Junior Infants and Senior Infants. The candidate with the most votes wins a seat on the Green School Committee/Student Council.
Check out some of the campaign posters below!