Election 2015

Wednesday 06 May 2015

So what should I say?.......

And so tomorrow I will be asked questions that I know not the answer to and for advice that I cannot give.


"Who are you voting for Richard?"


"Who should I vote for Richard?"


The answer to both questions is genuinely I don't know.


I do know that I cannot seem to get the information I need. Are the Greens really committed to policies that will close Independent Schools? Are the Conservatives really committed to policies that will reduce our help to those most vulnerable? Are the Labour Party.... Well, what are the Labour party?
UKIP - Lazily thought out; headline grabbing; populist nonsense.


I don't know the answers to the questions I will be asked. Some might see this as an odd position for a Head to be in - having to admit that I've not a scooby-doo.

I don't. I'm sorry that I don't know the answers but hey - not everything in life does have a right or a wrong answer.

My job as Head is to equip the students here with the ability to ask questions. The courage to challenge. The tenacity to seek the truth and above all the capacity to form a personal opinion based on whatever evidence they can find and stick to their own truth; regardless of what their friends, family and even teachers think.

So to them I say engage, get involved, form an opinion and, most importantly of all - VOTE.

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  1. January 3, 2016 23:59

    by Sionaidh Craigen

    Definitely! Vote! Even though I have only just seen this post, it is really important to post this blog at the next election because it contains truth, integrity and honesty... and therefore inspiration.
    I once had my own nightclub in London and got on the stage to encourage all the youngsters there to vote. I told them my story and there was an enormous positive response, which was heartening. I once stood for election as an independent candidate. It really opened my eyes to how difficult it is for those belonging to a specific party, to get things done in a straightforward way.
    Regards,
    Sionaidh Craigen