Votes for the environment

Enrichment case study (Academy)

With their ballot papers in hand, all pupils at Cowes Enterprise Collage-Ormiston Academy took a vote to protect their environment, by taking part in the international climate change protest.

Using polling stations, pupils learnt the importance of their vote, the democratic process and that no one is too small to have a voice.

Votes were counted and handed to sixth former and member of the Isle of White Youth Council, Kieran Wetherick, to pass on to the UK Youth Parliament at national level.

That wasn’t all, as students launched their new Eco Council, with their first action to invite the Secretary of State for the Environment, Theresa Villiers, to visit the academy so they can hold a conference with her.