New student council elected at Ballyclare PS

Special guest Paul Girvan MLA (back left) with the successful candidates.
Special guest Paul Girvan MLA (back left) with the successful candidates.

Ballyclare Primary School has elected its new student council.

With support from the Electoral Office in Glengormley, the main school hall was converted into a polling station complete with two booths and a ballot box.

The election candidates then stood up in class and presented their manifestos before pupils voted for their new class representative.

Mrs Mulligan, school principal, commented: “The pupils had a lot of fun whilst learning about the process that goes on in a real election.

“There was a great deal of excitement and expectation as the votes were counted.

“We held a special assembly where the elected council received a winning rosette and a school council badge from our special guest visitor, Paul Girvan MLA.”

The newly-elected council will hold regular meetings and will be involved in projects to enhance the learning experience and play time for their classmates.