Electoral campaign success for Throston youngsters

Throston Primary School head boy Lewis Stoddart and head girl Victoria Lynn with their deputies Henry Bushnell (left) and Grace Gardner (right)
Throston Primary School head boy Lewis Stoddart and head girl Victoria Lynn with their deputies Henry Bushnell (left) and Grace Gardner (right)

TWO pupils were delighted to be named as head boy and head girl after impressing in a school electoral campaign.

Youngsters at Throston Primary School, in Flint Walk, in the town, put their names forward and started their own campaign to be named as this year’s head boy or head girl.

The dedicated children made their own slogans and spoke in assembly as they aimed to impress their fellow voting pupils.

And after children in the school put pen to paper and registered their vote, Victoria Lynn, 11, and Lewis Stoddart, 10, were announced as the winners.

Mark Atkinson, headteacher at the school, praised all of the pupils who took part and attempted to become this year’s head boy or head girl.

Mr Atkinson said: “We gave all of the Year 6 pupils the chance to run and become head boy or head girl and the response was fantastic.

“They all set up their own campaigns and did a speech saying what they would bring to the role and how they would help the school.

“All of the children in the school were given a piece of paper and wrote down the name of who they thought should be head boy or girl.

“Victoria and Lewis were announced as the winners, they were both over the moon.”

Mr Atkinson said the head boy and head girl will carry out a number of roles including showing visitors around the school.

“They have done really well and I know they will both be fantastic at the role,” added Mr Atkinson.

“It’s an excellent step for them before the move to secondary school as well.”