Rise Park School have announced the lucky winner of the Land Rover mountain bike, and we paid a visit to the school to get an interview from a very excited little boy! Michael Ajaidoo was a very deserving candidate and received a very high attendance score averaging over 98% often being 100%. Michael was very grateful to win the prize… “I was very surprised I won, there were a lot of peoples names in the hat. I was so happy to be able to take the bike home, its a bit big for me but I will grow into it!. I have already let my brother have a ride on it and he said it was a very good bike. My mum and dad are really happy with me and very proud that I won.”
“We see regular attendance as a high priority at Rise Park Primary and Nursery School and have many strategies in place to encourage and motivate children to attend school on a regular basis. We believe that only by attending school can the children make excellent progress and achieve their true potential. We reward children each month and each half term for 100% attendance and monitor their attendance on a weekly basis. The children receive stickers and pencils but the bike was a huge incentive. The children are all in House Teams and each half term the Attendance Cup is awarded to the House with the most points so that all the children are working together.
The bike was launched in an assembly to all the children and revisited on several occasions throughout the two terms that this incentive scheme was running. It was also on display for all the children to see. Mrs Slack put an article on the monthly newsletters and kept it very high profile with the parents/carers.
At the end of the summer term all the names of the children who had 95% attendance and above were put into a hat and the winning name drawn out in a whole school celebrations assembly.
Michael Ajaidoo was the lucky winner!” Karen Slack(Head teacher Rise Park)
We want to say a huge congratulations to Michael and well done for all of the school’s hard work towards the successful attendance project!
Aquinas Foundation will continue to support Rise Park Primary and Nursery School… Chase the Rainbow