Our very first prime minister, Ciaran, has moved on to secondary school; Thornaby Academy. Yesterday we held an election for a new prime minister. We decided that only serving ministers could stand. Interested ministers were asked to put themselves forward for the leadership ballot, with all Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 pupils voting. Yesterday, in a special assembly, 3 ministers addressed all of our Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 pupils, putting their case for leadership. Three ministers stood: Xander, Lily and Ebony.
We also held elections for two ministers, whilst Y2 were listening to addresses and then voting for two Y2 junior ministers.
All present were urged to listen carefully to what speech makers had to say, think about what they had to offer and then decide who might best serve and represent the interests of the whole student body.
After a very close contest, we are pleased to announce that our new prime minister is Ebony. Ebony served as our Minister for Charity last year, with great distinction. Ebony led fellow ministers and other supporters in organising a number of fruitful initiatives, such as Red Nose Day, a fund raising event for the Thornaby Town Hall Renovation fund, and a local charitable organisation that supports children in Africa.
We thank Lily and Xander for giving Ebony a run for her money. We are pleased that they will both continue to serve as ministers and know that they will have gained confidence and valuable experience in the process.
Evie was elected to serve as a minister in parliament. Sam is our newly elected minister. We have another former Y6 Minister to thank for Sam stepping forward. Our former Minister for Sport, Ellie (also moved on to Thornaby Academy) urged Sam to put himself forward. Sam did so, willingly.
Our two new junior ministers, elected from Y2 are Cally and Adam. Well done Cally and Adam.
Having made a visit to Westminster last year, we are now planning on visiting the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to see how that operates and to learn more about the democratic system.