Launching a school radio station, painting the school in bright colours and extending the canteen - all proposals put forward by Year 10 pupils of Ysgol Bro Gwaun as part of a ‘mock election'.
The event on Tuesday 22nd November aimed to encourage young people to vote in the future by familiarising them with the democratic process.
Although approached in a fun way with youngsters standing on issues that affect them, the election was also designed to match the process of a real election as much as possible.
Supported by Pembrokeshire County Council's Marketing team, the process involved selecting a candidate from each form, deciding on their campaign, working on speeches and putting together display boards.
On Election Day, each elected candidate giving their presentation to the rest of the pupils in their year.
Other campaigns included; being able to have and use mobile phones in school, and changing ‘homework' to ‘ownwork' - with pupils choosing whether to do it or not.
Voting took place at a polling station set up in the School Hall complete with ballot box.
After the votes counted, the winning candidate was announced as Kelsey O'Brien from Form 10o.
Each candidate's display board was also judged, and a prize was awarded to Ryan Davies (10Y), who was considered to have put together the best one.
The Returning Officer for the election was Cllr Huw George, Cabinet Member for Education and the Welsh Language.
He praised all the pupils at Ysgol Bro Gwaun who took part, and the winning candidate Kelsey O'Brien, adding: "It is good to see young people taking an active interest in what is happening around them. Their presentations were thoughtful and many of their ideas were challenging. It is always a pleasure to be a part of such an inspiring Project."
Pictured is the winner of a recent mock election at Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Kelsey O'Brien, with Councillor Huw George.
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