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|Title:||Roaring Success For School Attendance Initiative|
|Author:||St Leger Homes |
|ID & Publication:||20110811007 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
An initiative to encourage pupils to increase their attendance at school has been a roaring success!
Denaby Main Primary School in Doncaster was suffering from poor pupil attendance. However, the school teamed up with St Leger Homes of Doncaster – the organisation that manages around 21,000 homes for Doncaster Council – to offer an incentive of a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster to pupils who could maintain a high level of attendance.
The scheme was so successful that pupils who had achieved 96% attendance or more had to have their names drawn out of a hat to decide the 50 who went on the trip.
Money used to pay for the initiative was from St Leger Homes’ positive activities budget – which is used to pay for initiatives which encourage young people to attend school, to be fit, active and healthy and to help tackle anti-social behaviour.
Dave Wilkinson, housing manager for St Leger Homes in the Denaby area, said: ‘We worked with the school, which teaches young people from the estates we manage, to offer this trip as an incentive to improve attendance and it was an overwhelming success. I want to thank Yorkshire Wildlife Park for working with us and offering us greatly reduced entry fees.’
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