Miss Coils and three children from school visited the Town Hall last week to learn about democracy. They were told a story about Staryland, where their people needed help to elect a new leader. The children discussed which qualities they looked for in a good leader and heard the candidates speeches in the council chambers. Every child was then given the opportunity to vote at an actual polling booth, with ballot papers and a ballot box. It was a tense few moments waiting for the votes to be verified and counted. Damon, James and Ruby sat with their fingers crossed hoping the candidate they voted for would be elected. To their delight it was indeed Sally Shoestring who was crowned the new leader of Staryland!