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Simon Marks Jewish Primary School Celebrates Democracy Day
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Thursday 18th October 2018
Simon Marks Jewish Primary School in Stoke Newington took to the polls to vote for this year’s School Council.  Throughout the day, the pupils wrote manifestos with the help of our very special guests, Hackney’s Mayor Glanville, Councillor Clare Potter, Speaker of the House and Local Councillor Pallis, who also shared their experiences of public duty with the children.  Our guests were delighted to attend after receiving personal invitations written by two of our Year Six pupils.

Of the day, Mayor Glanville said “I am honoured to attend Democracy Day at Simon Marks.  It’s been wonderful to see all the candidates as well as the entire school community fizzing with ideas. What shines through is the warm ethos of diversity and inclusion within the school which plays a large part in Hackney life”.
Yr6 Pupils with Hackney's Mayor Glanville & Councillor Pallis

Each class voted democratically for who they wanted to represent their class and, at the end of the day, Councillor Pallis announced the winners of the elections.

Head teacher, Ms Gulcan Metin Asdoyuran said:”It was an absolute pleasure to have the Mayor and other members of the council in our school. They helped to bring democracy to life for our pupils who were really excited at the opportunity to ask questions and find out first-hand what democracy in action, in Hackney, looks and feels like.”

The first project for our new Student Council will be a visit to Parliament!

Simon Marks Primary is holding an Open Day Concert on Thursday 1st Nov 930-1030am at the school 75 Cazenove Rd. London. N16 6PD. Please call 0208 806 6048 to book your place.