The debate surrounding the EU referendum has been relentless, with a barrage of opinions, figures and polls dominating the headlines.

So to take a break from the leading campaign figures, we decided to ask Huddersfield schoolkids what they made of it all.

Pupils from Spring Grove Junior, Infant and Nursery School shared their views on Thursday’s vote in an illuminating video for the Examiner.

The youngsters, aged from nine to 11 and members of the School Council, explained how they would vote — if they could — and why.

The thoughtful pupils shared their views on everything from border control and law-making to the need to protect animals and the environment.

Zain Javed, nine, said: “I would stay in, because I think it’s safer in the EU.”

Eve Taylor, also nine, added: “I think we should stay in the EU because they make companies that don’t want to protect animals protect animals and be environmentally friendly.”

But Faria Muktar, 11, and Emilya Owen-Herrera, nine, disagreed,

Faria said: “I would leave the EU because we can’t even control our own borders and we don’t know who is coming in and who isn’t and how many people. We don’t have a say in anything that the government do.”

Emilya added: “I think we should leave the EU — as Faria said we don’t have any control over laws and money and we don’t have control over who is coming in to our country and how many people come in.”

Pupils of Spring Grove School meet the Mayor to discuss the forthcoming referendum, left to right, Zain Javed, Shahzaib Arif, Mrs Shazia Azhar - Headteacher, Sania Ahmed, Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees, Clr Jim Dodds and Carol Dodds, Faria Mukhtar, Jamal Mahmood, Emilya Owen-Herrera and Eve Taylor.

But Shahzaib Arif, 11, said he would vote remain.

He said: “I’d stay in the European Union. It’s safer and money could be shared with all the European countries.”

A quick show of hands by the seven-strong panel showed a remain victory, with five votes to two.

When it came to the campaigns led by Boris Johnson and David Cameron to leave and remain respectively, our panel didn’t seem to have heard many of the speeches.

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A brief moment of confusion even saw pupil say Cameron wanted to leave the EU.

Emilya said: “I would listen to David Cameron because he’s the prime minister but I also want to leave so I’d listen to Boris Johnson, but I really don’t know.”

It’s probably safe to say some of the voters heading to the polls to more still don’t know either...