To coincide with the June 23rd EU Referendum, KidZania London ran a polling station over the past week in our child-sized City. Children were able to understand what voting means and are given a chance to experience voting themselves. KidZania understand kids have voices and opinions and are more aware of the world around them than many adults like to think. They have heard about the EU and have seen it dominate recent headlines – whether via children’s TV shows like Newsround, via school or listening to adults discussing issues. Here are the results: 1930 Children have voted in total. 78% of children voted STAY 22% of children voted LEAVE
807 girls voted to STAY and 692boys voted to STAY 232 girls voted to LEAVE and 199boys voted to LEAVE
Whilst the actual Referendum didn't quite tally up with the children's results, we know that they have been able to learn first hand about the importance of voting.