Democracy poems

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By Sara Fox

original article published 14 July 2016

The British value of democracy can be explored with children of all ages. Whether you’re introducing the concept of voting to KS1 children, looking at the history of democracy in KS2 or setting up a new school council, these poems and activities are perfect.


Many children seem to have an innate sense of ‘fairness’. Whether it’s taking turns in the sand tray or the chance to take the class bear home for the weekend, children often respond well to a system that is fair. This is a brilliant starting point for discussions of democracy.


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  1. Denise
    on 17 July 2016

    Age appropriate

    This is a very good article. The resources are suited to chn across the primary age range. The Class Voting Game poem definitely gets my vote!

    5out of 5