Acorns charity vote24th March, 2017
Proving that you are never too young to have your say, the Acorns were introduced, on the very last day of the spring term, to the concept of democratic decision-making.
The children held a secret ballot to decide which charity should be the recipient of the money they raised earlier in the year from selling Christmas cards – a tidy sum of £101.
Each member of the Acorns’ staff made a presentation on behalf of their nominated charity to the children, so that the youngsters were able to make an informed choice. Mrs Rigby spoke about the Indochina Starfish Foundation, an educational charity in Phnom Penh that Packwood has supported for many years. Mrs Tomlins suggested sponsoring a polar bear through the World Wildlife Fund; Miss Triance encouraged the children to support our local heritage making a bid on behalf of Chasewater Railway; and Miss Bright presented the case for The Woodland Trust, the organisation through which the Acorns have this term achieved the Gold Green Tree Schools Award.
The children took their voting responsibilities very seriously each marking their ballot paper with a cross to indicate their choice of charity. When the votes were totted up the World Wildlife Fund was the clear winner and the children are now looking forward to adopting a polar bear!