Pupils at this Norfolk school anticipated the shock election result
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Children at Hethersett Old School Hall anticipated last night's shockingly close General Election result at an activity day.
Year 1-6 pupils spent polling day Thursday immersed in politics, discussing the major party's policies on issues such as education, health, the environment, taxes and immigration.
Year 5 pupils then donned masks to take on the roles of the party leaders for a debate, before a vote was held in a mock election.
The junior poll was also declared a 'hung parliament', with Labour leading by one vote, the Conservatives trailing followed by the Green Party and the Liberal Democrats in fourth place.
Libby Hopwood, teacher, said: 'Year 5 pupils presented simplified manifesto summaries and there was a very lively and intelligent question and answer exchange before votes were cast.
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'It was hard for the children to answer the questions but they did so well - I am very proud of them.'
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