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Here students performed a mock electoral debate. Students were assigned each a role for the leaders debate. Our grade 6 students pretended to be the different party leaders while several grade 5 students were reporters asking questions to the politicians. We also had commercial breaks where the grade 5s presented news about the weather and sports. The three main themes we focused on for the debate were: the environment, immigration and national defence. This activity was an extraordinary opportunity for students to practice reading and speaking in French while learning about the different party platforms and ultimately making an informed student vote before the federal election.