Student Vote 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - By: Mr. Neil Robinson, Head of Social Studies

As you are likely aware, the British Columbia provincial election takes place today. Brentwood students in Civics 11 ran Student Vote yesterday with several polling stations around campus. 

To make the process a little more interesting, the students in Civics 11 also participated in a simulation focused on engaging the school community in political discourse. They took a poll to see where voters’ preferences lay at early stages of the process and have gathered those statistics. 

We then divided the group into three canvassing teams, each representing a prominent political party in the province. The teams worked to educate the Brentwood population on the issues in BC and then use the results of the Student Vote to determine which group did a better job.

Students created media and talked to their housemates about BC politics to win the simulation.

As Thomas Jefferson observed, “A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.”

Mr. Neil Robinson, Head of Social Studies

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