Thursday 21 March gave all pupils from Primary to Primary 7 the opportunity to take part in a democratic process. As
if we didn’t have enough to worry about with Brexit, our pupils were being given an opportunity to vote for projects which have applied for funding from Aberdeen City Council. This process is called Participatory Budgeting.
We all met in the hall and Graham and Hamish from ACC came in to explain the process.
Thirteen groups in the Seaton, Kittybrewster, Woodside and Tillydrone areas had asked
for funding for a variety of different projects. Graham had a Powerpoint which he showed and explained what each group was about and what they were going to do with any funding they received. The pupils then left and were given three tokens each which they could use to vote for their three favourite topics.
Everyone listened very carefully while Graham spoke and explained everything.
The topics ranged from outings for our more mature citizens to Tae Kwon Do, from a sensory garden to equipment for use in school from Sport Aberdeen.
The children then went to The Hub where they cast their votes into containers which had been set up next to a reminder photograph of each projevt. Voting took forever, but ever pupil in attendance cast their votes!
Well done to everyone who took part and we wonder who will be benefit from the voting process!
UNCRC / RRSA
Article 12 – Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.
Article 13 – Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.