Thank you to everyone who took part this week!
Our primary school winner is hardworking_apple of Michael Faraday School, who gave detailed and well-explained support to why they thought not all people have the power in a democracy.
Our secondary school winner is discreet_frog of Faringdon Community College, who produced a succinct and direct line of reasoning. They also made sure they stayed focussed on the question itself - on whether people do have power in a democracy.
Who has the power in a democracy? If the public get to vote for who they want to run the country, do the public have the power?
Vote in the poll below and then explain your reason in the comments below. We'd like to see really good explanation in this competition, so instead of giving a list of different reasons, give your main reason and then explain it clearly.
Helpful hints to give you a head start:
- In the American election, is everyone's vote equally as powerful?
- Who is unable to vote? Do they count?
- Do politicians have more power than the public?
- If you don't like either candidate, do you have any power?
The competition closes on Friday 25th September at midday. Good luck!