Elections for Student Council posts in Inventure Academy are a platform given to students to:
- Bring out the leaders in them
- To learn to be healthy competitors
- Take – up responsibilities
- Set an example to fellow students by being an ambassador of the core values of Inventure Academy
- To be a leader who will inspire aspiring leaders
- To be confident when facing obstacles and work together to overcome them.
The unmistakable spirit of elections was in the air at Inventure Academy two weeks prior to Election Day when we saw the nomination of 16 contestants, who with their classmates, made up creative posters for their campaigning and put them around the school corridors.
An air of excitement enveloped us as we gazed through their posters, trying to figure out which contestant was the best to vote for. Soon, it was time for the 16 nominees to make their speeches. Due to the rain, the election speeches happened in the cafeteria, where the entire primary school from grades 1-5 had assembled according to their particular houses. With all the teachers assisting the students, it was definitely a colorful but well-organized affair.
As the sound system was being set up, the contestants became more nervous than ever! There was a sudden silence as the students heard Mrs. Preet Benjamin Aarons’ voice on the speaker. She gave a short, but encouraging speech. This was followed by Ms. Radhika, who spoke on the rules and the timing of the speeches Ms. Radhika introduced the first contestant, as the contestant walked to the front to give his speech.
All the speeches we heard from the 16 nominees displayed enthusiasm, confidence, leadership skills, sportsmanship and team spirit. Each speech was followed by an open question session from the fellow students. Each question was answered patiently by the candidates.
On Election Day, all the primary classes were allotted timings and given voter I.D. cards to cast their individual votes for the candidate of their choice. Teachers were given election duties and four booths were set up with voting boxes, voting slips and election stamps for the respective houses. The votes were then counted. As the school day ended on 23rd July, 2013 the results were announced. All the primary students eagerly gathered near the staff room to hear the results. The eight candidates, who were elected, stood with their chins up high and their hearts filled with gratitude.