Wateraid wins Topsham Primary's charity election

PUBLISHED: 09:10 20 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:10 20 May 2015

Two voters at Topsham primary school with the eight candidates for their own version of the elections. Ref exe 6770-19-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Two voters at Topsham primary school with the eight candidates for their own version of the elections. Ref exe 6770-19-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Democracy came to Topsham Primary School as children staged an election to decide which charity should get money raised by a non-uniform day.

The pupils selected four charities to vote for and presented arguments supporting their cause.

Youngsters from across the school went to the ballot box to vote in favour of either Send a Child to School, Wateraid, The Nepal Crisis or Dream-A-Way.

Headteacher Sean Millar said: “The children really enjoyed casting their votes and we hope it helped them to understand the democratic process. The school was full of excitement and anticipation as the result was announced.

“The school’s chosen charity which will receive about £150 raised through the mufti day was Wateraid.

“A convincing and persuasive presentation was given in aid of that charity.”

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