Give examples of how adult elections
can sometimes be manipulated
powerful people may try to influence
how regular people vote, by offering
money or threatening them with
Tell the pupils that the outcome of
political elections is sometimes
affected by corruption and abuse of
power. Some countries hold elections
that claim to be democratic, but
where only one candidate or one party
can actually win.
Get the pupils to study good
and bad examples from the world
of adult elections. Discuss how they
themselves can conduct a fair election
campaign, in which all candidates
have the same amount of coverage
and where everyone has enough
information to make an informed
For example, all pupils
must know enough about the Child
ahead of the World’s
Children’s Prize Global Vote Day to
make an informed choice.
Get pupils to run their own election
campaign. They can work individually
and in groups and make flyers,
election posters and maybe material
on social media. They can write, draw
and paint, give speeches, discuss and
reflect on key issues.
Talk about the Global Vote and
about how it usually works. Read one
of the accounts about Global Vote Days
around the world out loud. You will find stories here and in The Globe, and short videos here.
Get the pupils to work in pairs/small
groups on different tasks to prepare
for election day. Some can make the
ballot boxes or the voting booths,
while others decorate the voting
station, cut out ballot papers, draw
up election registers, etc. If you want
to invite parents, local leaders and/
or local media to your election day,
that can be the job of another group.
There’s plenty of inspiration in The
Globe and online!