Pupils at Pilton Community College staged their own referendum yesterday.

Pupils from Pilton Community College had their say on the European Union by holding a referendum of their own on polling day.

In stark contrast to the real outcome on Thursday, 60 per-cent of the 980 voting pupils chose to remain.

The vote was held by year eight pupils, who have been learning about the EU in their history lesson.

The pupils assumed roles of poll clerks, presiding officers and ballot box supervisors in the mock election.

Students from year seven to year 10 were taken to vote throughout the morning before the final count at the end of the day.

The election was organised by teacher Penny Griffiths.

She said: “Pilton has been holding it’s own elections since 1979.

“We’ve tried to replicate as much as possible what a real election is like.”