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Pupils at this Norfolk school anticipated the shock election result

PUBLISHED: 11:09 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:09 09 June 2017

Year 5 pupils at Hethersett Old Hall School took part in an election themed day.  Picture: Hethersett Old Hall School

Year 5 pupils at Hethersett Old Hall School took part in an election themed day. Picture: Hethersett Old Hall School

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Children at Hethersett Old School Hall anticipated last night's shockingly close General Election result at an activity day.

Year 5 pupils at Hethersett Old Hall School took part in an election themed day.  Picture: Hethersett Old Hall SchoolYear 5 pupils at Hethersett Old Hall School took part in an election themed day. Picture: Hethersett Old Hall School

Year 1-6 pupils spent polling day Thursday immersed in politics, discussing the major party’s policies on issues such as education, health, the environment, taxes and immigration.

Year 5 pupils then donned masks to take on the roles of the party leaders for a debate, before a vote was held in a mock election.

The junior poll was also declared a ‘hung parliament’, with Labour leading by one vote, the Conservatives trailing followed by the Green Party and the Liberal Democrats in fourth place.

Libby Hopwood, teacher, said: “Year 5 pupils presented simplified manifesto summaries and there was a very lively and intelligent question and answer exchange before votes were cast.

Year 5 pupils at Hethersett Old Hall School took part in an election themed day.  Picture: Hethersett Old Hall SchoolYear 5 pupils at Hethersett Old Hall School took part in an election themed day. Picture: Hethersett Old Hall School

“It was hard for the children to answer the questions but they did so well - I am very proud of them.”

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