Local news

Summerhill Prep learners hold their own elections

The school aimed to teach their young learners how election system in our country works.

Summerhill Preparatory School also got election fever recently as the school held a special day to explain to its learners how elections work in the world out there.

According to the principal, Cheryl Calmeyer, Summerhill conducted its own elections in order to give the learners an idea of what their parents would be doing on Election Day, May 29.

Zoey da Silva, Connor Chowles, Theo Siwela, Linda Nyoka, a Grade Seven teacher, and Lebogang Mosehla. > Photos: Supplied/Summerhill Preparatory School

“The school was adorned with campaign posters and the Grade Sevens did what politicians do to rally them to vote for their ‘party’. On ‘voting day’, everyone was armed with proper ID cards. Learners queued at the polling station and went through all the stages of a real election before placing their ballot papers in the ballot box. The Grade Sevens were brilliant IEC officials who took their jobs very seriously,” she said.

ALSO READ: Numbi Primary learners go on crocodile farm excursion

Calmeyer said it was a great experience for both the educators and learners to have participated in their own elections.

Connor Chowles, Theo Siwela and Kimberly Mnisi.

Back to top button