Ivanhoe and the General Election

With the general election, on June the 8th, fast approaching; we thought this was an ideal opportunity to share with parents information about the Life Skills lessons we will be giving to students about the British voting system and democracy over
the next few weeks.


At Ivanhoe we encourage students to be proactive and responsible global citizens, so we are keen to give them the skills to be able to investigate, question and make informed decisions for themselves. As such our lessons will be impartial, and not influenced by any member of staff’s personal political leanings; they will be encouraged to broaden their own perspectives. 


Students will be using their existing knowledge of British democracy to explore the policies of the three main political parties, and considering how different pledges in the manifestos would impact them personally between now and the next general election. They will also discuss the reasons for and against voting. As a homework task they will be asked to investigate one of two non main political parties as well as have discussions with adults in their lives. We will also be holding a mock election in school.


As many of our Year 9 students will be old enough to vote in the next General Election, around 2022, we see this as an excellent opportunity to build confidence in our students to believe that their views and aspirations are valid, and to encourage them to use their vote in the future.

26 May 2017

« Back to latest news

Christmas Concert

...

Click to read more >

Keeping your child safe online.

As we approach the festive period, a number of our students may be receiving a new gadget as a gift, from games consoles to smartphones and tablets, most of which will be internet ready. You will already be aware the internet hosts many exciting opportunities for young people, from self-expression t...

Click to read more >

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

On Friday 6th December the English Department ran a Spelling Bee interhouse, with 22 students choosing to take...

Click to read more >

Student News - Hair Donation

Well done to Year 9 student Aimee McCauley who donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust. Little Princess Trust is a special charity which provides free real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss, and fundraises for vital research into childhood cancers. They rely on donations ...

Click to read more >

MYED - We need your help

MYED - We need your help

...

Click to read more >

Nut Aware School

Ivanhoe College is a food allergy aware school. This letter is to inform you that there are a considerable number of students at our school who have severe food allergies. The most common of these allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish and shellfish, soy and wheat. The most serious risk in our...

Click to read more >

Sponsored Walk Success

A huge well done to Year 9 student Jake Homer, who has recently taken part in a 10km remembrance walk in memory of his Great Grandma, and raised and impressive £500 for an Alzheimers Charity. Brilliant work Jake. ...

Click to read more >

Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival

Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival

It was our pleasure to again offer our support in helping set up the Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival, an ...

Click to read more >

Children in Need

Children in Need

...

Click to read more >

NEC Skills Show

Year 9 were absolute superstars on our trip to the NEC on our first Enrichment Day of the year. This year students were able to land a plane in the flight simulator and try out VR headsets, which they enjoyed. Our students saw a range of careers and skills in action, with demonstrations including ...

Click to read more >

Poetry Competition Success

Poetry Competition Success

We love to celebrate the achievements of our students out of school, as well as in. Congratulations to Yea...

Click to read more >

Balancing Screen Time for KS3 Students

Balancing Screen Time for KS3 Students

Visit internetmatters.org/screentime for more advice. ...

Click to read more >

WisePay Login
Parent View

Moodle

Sorry. You need to upgrade your browser

You are using Internet Explorer 8

This is considered an out of date browser. This website has been developed with modern browsers in mind to allow it to display at its best in a wide variety of viewing situations - including mobile viewing. But we haven't supported older browsers like IE8. Please upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer - or try Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Both are excellent browsers.

Thank you.