For whatever reason I made a flippant (and slightly derogatory) comment to my Year 13 DT300 class about the leader of a new political party. One of my students, slightly tongue in cheek, pointed out that I should not be making political comments in the presence of impressionable minds. She is right of course.
In the same week the Electoral Office visited the school talking democracy and signing up students for the Electoral Roll. Good tactics. It certainly is an Election year.