Today, three children from Year 3 were selected to represent the school at South Tyneside Council’s “Staryland” event, which was designed to explore the ideas that underpin democracy in fun and creative ways.

First, the class worked with children from other schools to learn the history of “Staryland” and decide on a list of qualities that make a good leader. Then, the children heard the candidates give a speech explaining why they would be the best person to elect as leader.

Children then voted to elect their chosen leader. After the event, the children met the Mayor of South Tyneside and other council officials. Overall, a great trip to show children democracy in action!