There were a wide range of answers but the one that resonated with everyone was the kid who offered free pizza to the world.
The Coronavirus pandemic has been around for a year and the world is a mess. Even a child could govern some of these countries better. Hold that thought. What would happen if children served as President? George Pointon, a teacher in the UK, wondered the same and put the question to his students to see what would be their first order of business if they were to become President. Pointon's class were 5 to 6-year-olds. The question: What would you do as president of the world? Not the President of a country, but the world. Oh, the power. The kids certainly enjoyed that class as they wielded their power, revealed their power-hungry selves, some just their regular hungry selves, and more.
I asked my Year 1 classes "What would you do as president of the world?"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
Here is my analysis;
The teacher shared the responses and Twitter and you can't help but laugh at most of them and maybe even earmark a few of them to lead the world in a decade or two. Here are the students' ideas that Pointon shared with Twitter along with insights and analysis from himself.
Alice - "Sweets for breakfast... everyday"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
Right, obesity rates are through the roof. Heart disease. Over eating. Alice is taking none of this into consideration. The class cheered so she's won the majority. She knows what works, and who knows, wine gums at 7am might be nice.
Katie - "Build a house for my mum"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
I know you've seen this and gone "aww" but look deeper. She's the President of the WORLD and all she's doing is building a house for her mum. I think it's incredibly selfish. Also her mum drives a 21 plate Audi. Absolute sham. Greedy fatcats.
Jack - "Go to London and live in Big Ben"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
The epicenter. Typical tho, Jack buggers off to London with 0 policies and leaves all of us in the muck. Like Quasimodo he'll live in a bell tower away from civilization. I think he believes he gets to ring the bell. I didn't tell him.
Toby - "Drink hot chocolate and eat chocolate"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
Yep. Of course. Chocolate. Basically he just wants to eat/drink chocolate. Also, it's worth mentioning that it's "healthy chocolate" so he won't get fat. He doesn't realise he'd make a fortune selling "healthy chocolate". But no.
Emma - "Help people with spelling"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
For context, Emma is amazing at spelling. Of course she'd use her time helping others. It's all very "Id like to teach their world to sing", hand in hand we all learn together. Bit too soft for my liking but what a world it would be. Love this.
Mikey - "Get a PlayStation 5"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
It's all take, take, take with Mikey. Where does it end!? The class absolutely loved the idea and started calling out all the games he could play. Suckers. Mikey thinks he's Truman and we're just the extras. Arrogant and greedy. Heil Mikey.
Ravi - "Give everyone a pizza"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
Marcus Rashford eat your heart out. Always thinking about others. I did ask him about people who don't like pizza but he replied "Everyone will want my pizza", his confidence shine through once again. I genuinely believe he WILL feed the world.
Rosie - "Put maths in the bin and playtime"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
Vote for Rosie. My frontrunner! I hate maths. Chuck it in the bin. She said "The robots can do it while we play". I'm actually all for this dystopian wonderland. She's really saying, we live to work not the opposite. Time for change.
Wendy - "Stop the virus"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
Clear. Precise. Topical. Wendy knows EXACTLY what she's doing with this tagline. She's a politician through and through. Didn't give facts. Didn't need to. 'stop the virus' 'but how?' 'Doesnt matter, just stop it'...this is Trump if he was a decent man.
Ben - "Stop the virus with Wendy"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
Every great leader needs the right people around them. Ben is the perfect Vice President. He understands his role. He's not necessarily a leader so working under Wendy is perfect. I'm pretty sure he's politically leeching. Like a young Iago.
Susanna - "Put my brother in a big dungeon"— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 23, 2021
I'm surprised she's using her power for evil but I suppose power does that. However when I asked about the dungeon. It sounded more like a studio flat in London. All at the taxpayers expense may I add. WE'RE PAYING, WHAT A JOKE.
With all the student leaders having laid out their manifesto, their teacher Pointon held a poll to see who the world wanted as President and what mattered most.
Vote for your President of the world.— George Pointon (@GeorgePointon_) April 25, 2021
It appears Pizzas are indeed the answer to the world's problems.