Politics Achievements

Two updates from Politics at Bournemouth School: firstly, congratulations to Elliot Prentice, who has been elected as one of the two members of the Youth Parliament for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Elliot ranked in the top two of 27 local candidates, and proposed policies incorporating student tuition fees and mental health provision.

Overall, Elliot gained an impressive total of 1,366 votes, including a number cast by students from other schools. This gives him the right to work as the MYP for BCP for the next two years, including representing young people from the area in a variety of local and national events. Thanks to all students at Bournemouth School who voted, as well as tutors and support staff who helped organise the voting in IT rooms.

Secondly, the school has been awarded the status of “gold teacher ambassador” by the UK Parliament Education and Engagement section. The accreditation for this award included the requirement to deliver training sessions to History and Politics teachers at neighbouring schools, an assembly to each year group, our continuing Politics Society with Bournemouth School for Girls, and our Youth Parliament event. We can now proudly display the badge (shown below) and look forward to building on this further, with a General Election due in the next few months!