Democracy: A Fundamental British Value
We live in a democracy and this week on Thursday, a General Election will take place. We will have the opportunity to choose our leaders this week, including the political party(ies) that will eventually govern us. Whichever party you feel best represents your views, it is important to remember that we have the right to choose who leads us. This is not the case in all countries in the World, where some people live without having this important choice. It is a right we all have and not one that we should ever take for granted. Some of our Year 13 students, who are over 18, will also have the right to vote this week.
Our electoral system operates as follows…. There is an MP for every constituency and there are 650 constituencies in the UK. Midhurst (and the surrounding area) comes under the Chichester constituency and our local MP at the last election was Gillian Keegan, a Conservative MP. She is standing for re-election this week. Whichever MP wins their constituency has a seat in the House of Commons. In order to form the government, a party needs to have over half of the MPs, ie at least 326. We will hold our own mock election in College on Thursday to see who you would choose to represent us!
This week we will hold our annual carol concerts at the local church. This is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years at the school and one it is important to uphold. As we walk to the church, please make sure your behavious is even better than it normally is – we are very publicly on display to the whole community and it is important tht we represent our College and our values in the right way.
Notices for this week:
- Carol concerts this week – Tuesday and Wednesday
- Parents’ evening this week for years 11 and 13. Year 12 is by invitation.
- Mock election in College on Thursday
Sports results – thank you to everyone who represents our college:
No sports results this week (at the time of writing). I will get these from and update you all. Thank you to everyone who represented our College
Have a good week
Being the best you can be
Reflections on a busy term