Vote for Me
‘Vote for Me!’ is a stripped series for CBBC to play in the run-up to the General Election in 2015. To celebrate 800 years of Democracy and the signing of the Magna Carta, one UK primary school will put democracy to the test as their gutsiest pupils enter an election race to become Head Teacher. In fierce competition with one another, they will campaign for the most votes from their peers. The prize: the reins of the school for a whole week.
As their powerless teachers watch on from the staffroom, will the pupils go for obvious vote winners or will they manage to implement changes that form a legacy beyond their time in control; policies that would make even the head teacher put a cross on the ballot paper?
With great power comes great responsibility, so how will they do after election day when they actually have to deliver on the policies they’ve promised and do they really work?
This is a celebration of the democratic process, rather than a boring lesson in politics, and each episode will mirror the General Election itself from choosing policies to hitting the campaign trail, from the leaders’ debate to the polls opening up and the result being announced – the school is turned into one long, non-stop political party.