Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Voting rights for 16 and 17 year olds

It was great to welcome Nicola Sturgeon (Deputy First Minister) this morning to Gillespie's to talk to our pupils about extending voting rights to 16/17 year olds for next year's referendum on Scottish independence. This event gave the minister opportunity to engage directly with a range of pupils who are considering what the future of Scotland should be. Our pupils were magnificent and raised some really important and thought provoking issues with the minister. In the next few months schools will have an important role in supporting pupils in becoming engaged and informed citizens so that they are well placed in making their minds up about what to vote for.

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