Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton drop in as schools vote in mock US elections

8th November 2016 at 16:28
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As US election fever peaks across the globe, schools have been holding mock elections - and plenty of pupils are voting for Trump

It is election day in the United States and the tension over who will become the next President is building to a head.

Schools across the pond and in the UK have been marking the occasion with mock elections to learn about democracy.

While some schools took a very serious approach with professional-looking polling booths, others threw up a few flags and dusted off their Donald Trump masks.

Schools have been using Twitter to broadcast their activities and results. Here are a few of the best tweets:

Pupils at Leicester High School in Leicester had a rather surprising visit from the candidates themselves:

And students at New Hall School in Chelmsford were reassured to hear that Trump was "pro women":

Meanwhile, in the US, some classes came out in favour of Clinton:

While others, were firmly on the other side of the electoral fence:

And of course, it was important to get the basics in place so as not to spoil the ballot paper:

And one teacher warded off any threat of voter apathy with...sweets and stickers:

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