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VoteTopic Results

Part of the VotesforSchools community, or just curious about the results of a previous topic? Take a look at how young people voted during our weekly national conversations.

Last Week's Results

Are we getting better at recognising burnout?

27th January - 03rd February 2023

To mark Children’s Mental Health Week this February and its theme of Let’s Connect, our voters discussed the triggers, signs and effects of burnout. They discussed how experiencing burnout can negatively impact our mental health and the importance of recognising the signs in ourselves and others. Finally, they debated whether society’s response to burnout is improving.

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Past results

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Are you interested in Harry and Meghan?

20th - 27th January 2023

There is daily intrigue into the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. With regular news reports on their activities, a Spotify podcast by the Duchess, a memoir from Prince Harry entitled ‘Spare’ and a Netflix documentary of their experience in the Royal Family, many people in the UK have formed an opinion on the couple. Our voters considered their own thoughts on Harry and Meghan and discussed the impact of their frequent media coverage.

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Skyline of London

Is it okay for the Government to change its mind?

13th - 20th January 2023

With the UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak recently introducing a new policy around maths education, our voters considered the impact of government policy U-turns. They discussed whether people feel positively or negatively about the government changing its mind and explored reasons why the government might do so.

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Will science solve the world's problems?

06th - 13th January 2023

2022 was a year of huge scientific breakthroughs and discoveries, with many also looking to science for support with the health emergency and ever-present climate change concerns. With this in mind, our voters considered whether more of our attention should be geared towards funding and finding scientific innovations and solutions in the future.

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A warm welcome to @stchrishove from the @votesforschools team. Click the link below to get this week’s Safer Internet Day resources and discuss, “Should influencers be responsible for our online safety?” https://t.co/nAQ2eCFFcn

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You can find out more here: https://t.co/lVawNlVNcB

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RT @chs6formupdates: This morning in PSHE Year 12 took part and voted in the @votesforschools debate "Should we blame influencers for onlin…

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RT @DeltaDonValley: This week, the @votesforschools topic is "Should we blame influencers for online harm?" This is in conjunction with #…

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This week's theme of #childrensmentalhealthweek2023 is 'making connections'. They are so important for mental health and our voters have mentioned the importance of considering others. Full results here: https://t.co/lVawNlVNcB https://t.co/YprObIkdFo

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Thanks so much for the shout out @MsQuinnHistory and @HughJRichards on this important topic. For some free downloadable Safer Internet Day resources, click here https://t.co/nAQ2eCF7mP https://t.co/jnMyh5zrWI

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