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10th June 2016 - House Captains' Elections

The House System has now been in place at Grove for a year and on Friday 10th June, pupils took to the Polling Station to elect their House Captains for next year.   It is planned that the newly-appointed recruits will be working alongside their predecessors until they officially take up their position in September. 


The afternoon started with pupils being given a Poll Card which had been generated from the Formal Electoral Register before making their way to their respective Houses to listen to Year 5 Election Speeches.   

Then, pupils from Reception to Year 6 gave their Poll Card to the House Captains who handed them their Voting Paper and directed them to the Voting Booth. 


When everybody had voted, the Ballot Boxes were collected and given to the Chief Counting Officers who added up the votes for each of the individual candidates.   The names of the new 2017 House Captains were then announced in a special Assembly during which the existing House Captains had the very important task of presenting their new badges to their successors. 


A big WELL DONE to everybody who took part in the House Captains’ Election  and a special THANK YOU to our Year 5 candidates and the class teachers who prepared them so well for the Election.   Our gratitude also goes to the Heads of Houses and the existing House Captains for doing such a MAGNIFICIENT JOB on the day and since  they were elected a year ago. The House System has definitely been a great addition to life at Grove!


More pictures from the day

Our new House Captains.





Pupils Feedback on the Process


“I enjoyed the process of becoming a House Captain because we practised our speeches a lot which was a good experience for me.   We also 

  had a chat with the existing House Captains who gave us good advice – Joshua


“the speeches were clear and long and the candidates knew what they were doing – Farren


“I was so nervous when I went to the front to share my speech.  I was shaking like life was leaving me” - Katie


“Once I had done my speech, I wondered why I was so afraid to speak in front of everyone!” – Olivia


“I enjoyed listening to the House Captains’ speeches because it told us a lot about themselves and their personalities” - Lily


“I thought that Caitlin from Fern was very brave because she is shy and pushed herself to speak in front of everybody” – Isabel


“I voted for my friend Josh because he did really well and he tried his best.  I hope he wins” – Codie


“I enjoyed the voting process and it was fun to vote for the Captain I wanted” – Cole


“It was really hard to choose who to vote for as all the speeches were so great” – Charlie


“If I get picked, it will help me with my career in football” – Noah