It’s November the 15th and we now all know the result of the American Presidential Election. For better or worse Donald Trump won the American vote. But what about Hamstead Hall Academy?
Our results are as follows:
Hillary Clinton: 271 Votes (78.7%)
Donald Trump: 73 Votes (21.2%)
Obviously our results don’t match up with what America voted for. Once the final results are in (Michigan are still to vote) we’ll be creating a display exploring why Trump was elected and we’ll be comparing our results with those in the US.
On a side note, the results were tweeted out last week. Initially I miscounted and put ten of Hillary’s votes in the Trump pile, so our Twitter account did send out inaccurate results. The ones represented here are final however.
Once again we’re running a mock election within the library. This time we’ll be deciding who we think should win the US Presidential election. You’ll be able to choose between Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
We’ve got a display at the back of the library which goes over both candidate’s thoughts and policies on matters of refugees, foreign policy, taxes, immigration, law and order, climate change, job creation, abortion and gun laws. Read them all and see which candidate’s views match up with your own. Once you’ve done that mark the oval next to your chosen candidate on the voting ballot and place it into the ballot box.
Anyone caught tampering with the voting system will get in real trouble. Votes will be counted on the evening of the 8th November and announced on the 9th November concurrently with the real results.
Our student librarian Maeesa has written a blog post about her thoughts, but keep in mind that this is her opinion as opposed to objective information. It can be read here.
In the library we are going to perform a mock US election. The candidates in the mock US election are going to be Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. The reason why the US election is taking place is to see our views as an Academy, politically.
Donald Trump is a very wealthy person. He has unique views on how to improve America. In my opinion Donald Trump does not approve of a multicultural society even though it brings peace. He has racist views and lies frequently.
I don’t know much about Hillary Clinton however, in my opinion she could be an inspirational individual to women. She is also more experienced in politics.
We’re back for another year at Hamstead Hall Academy Library. It’s going to be a pretty great year. To start with we’ve enrolled on the Bookbuzz scheme which allows us to give every year 7 a free book! Options this year range from the award-winning The Lie Tree to the side-splitting My Brother is a Superhero. If you are a year 7 you’ll be asked to choose your book in a couple of weeks, so make sure to thoroughly research the selection available.
Next month we’ll be doing another mock election this time we’ll be voting on the US Presidential election. Hilary Clinton vs Donald Trump. Like with our EU referendum vote we’ll be displaying impartial information about both candidates, in the hopes that students will make up their minds using facts as opposed to media spin.
We’re also celebrating the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl. We’ve already set up a display of his books encouraging pupils to try his adult short stories and autobiographies. We’ll also be viewing the Penguin live webcast on Tuesday 13th September at 14.00, so make sure to be in the library on that date.
This is the tip of the iceberg, we’ll be doing lots more throughout the year, we’re still running the awareness week display, trilogy of the week and we continue to get in ten new resources every week. Hope you all have a great year, see you in the library!