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Ancient Athenian Democracy in Year 4

Ancient Athenian Democracy in Year 4

Year 4 had an opportunity to take part in a democratic vote – Ancient Greek style – this afternoon. The Athenian citizens (who were all male) voted with pebbles to decide whether non-citizens (girls and children) would be allowed to vote.


We then all voted (girls and boys) using modern ballot papers on which form of democracy was better – the Ancient Athenian or modern British style democracy.


The result was surprisingly close!


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