Students from Melton Vale Post 16 Centre put on political display ahead of elections

Year 12 student, Sharmila Mohankumar shows off political display
Year 12 student, Sharmila Mohankumar shows off political display
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Pupils at Melton Vale Post 16 Centre (MV16), who are studying A-Level government and politics, organised a political display as part of a series of events which will raise awareness ahead of the next General Election in May.

An arrangement of stalls which had an assortment of quizzes reminded students about the importance of voting.

A number of video clips from the charity ‘Bite the Ballot’ were also watched by students during their break and lunch time.

Year 12 student Sharmila Mohankumar said: “A group of us called ‘Politics Counts’ formed to make students more politically aware as we felt there is a lack of knowledge about politics within students aged 16-18 years old.

“We want to hold a number of events throughout the year in which students at MV16 can engage in and learn about politics at the same time.

MV16 has also arranged an assembly called ‘Crime and Time’ on Wednesday, January 28 which will relate to criminal offenders and how getting involved with crime can have a big impact on people’s lives.

The assembly, for all the students, will feature a talk from an ex-criminal and stage a display of a real jail.