Mock Elections@ TRS

Over the last five years TRS have held a number of high profile whole school Mock Trials to coincide with the ‘real world events’. Throughout British (and American elections) students have taken the lead as party representatives; building manifestos, canvassing the school, creating promotional materials, holding hustings, ensuring a fair and secret ballot and as Returning Officers- counting votes and announcing the Polls. Our students have organised and hosted hustings to include all the significant party candidates in the build up to a General Election, with local MP Bob Neill in attendance. To further our understanding of Parliamentary Politics students annually organise a tour of the Commons and have attended ‘Political Speed Debating’ where our students met with a number of MP’s to grill them about current issues effecting students’ lives.