An independent co-ed IB school (JK to Grade 12) in North Vancouver, Canada
October 23rd 2020


On Thursday, October 15th, students in the I&S 10 class held the Brockton Student Vote for Grades 5-12. Students voted for candidates running in the North Vancouver-Seymour riding. The students worked hard to “get out the vote,” achieving one of the largest student voter turnout percentages on the North Shore - 96%! Brockton’s Student Vote results mirrored the actual BC North-Vancouver Seymour riding results, electing Susie Chant (NDP). However, the majority of voters in both Brockton and BC elections did not vote for the winning NDP (Brockton 60%; 54%), splitting their votes between the NDP, BC Liberals, and Green parties. To compare and contrast results from schools across BC, see this link. 
This relevant and meaningful student-led project is a wonderful example of service-learning in our school. With the support of Ms. Leggett, students were led through a process of learning about democratic election processes before moving into action in their community. Afterwards, they shared their critical reflections at our Senior School Assembly. Congratulations to the Grade 10s and Ms. Leggett for spearheading this service-learning project centered around civic-mindedness!

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