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House teams prove popular with juniors

UNVEILING Mayor of Fareham Councillor Dennis Steadman with Wallisdean Junior School pupils, from left, Lauren Brocklebank and Miles Jauncy. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (124054-1)

UNVEILING Mayor of Fareham Councillor Dennis Steadman with Wallisdean Junior School pupils, from left, Lauren Brocklebank and Miles Jauncy. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (124054-1)

 

PIONEERS, voyagers, venturers and discoverers – everyone at Wallisdean Junior School fits one of those descriptions.

They are the names of the four house teams which the Fareham school implemented in September.

All the pupils in Year 3 up to Year 6 belong to one of the teams and they compete against each other to earn points.

Each week the house with the most points is awarded a gold star.

The winners of the first term were revealed at an assembly.

The Pioneers took the trophy after winning the most house points for an impressive nine weeks.

In second place came the Voyagers, followed by the Venturers and then the Discoverers.

Despite coming fourth, the Discoverers’ team captain Keiran Coles, 11, vowed: ‘I am determined to win next term.’

The children are awarded points for good behaviour and outstanding learning.

The points are tallied up and the winners declared each week at assembly, something which the Pioneers’ team captain Lauren Brocklebank enjoyed.

Lauren, 11, said: ‘The best bit is when they read out the winners and everybody cheers in assembly.’

Mayor of Fareham Councillor Dennis Steadman revealed the end of term winner. He praised the initiative.

Cllr Steadman said: ‘The house point scheme shows a tremendous team spirit.

‘They all have to contribute and is a positive way to show the children how working hard achieves great things.’

Headteacher Natasha Farrell said: ‘I am incredibly proud of how the children have taken this idea about being adventurous and got into the whole team spirit.

‘They have shown positive attitudes this term and got behind the house points idea.’

The Pioneers won a treasure hunt which will take place around Fareham town centre.

Unfortunately, the hunt had to be postponed until Tuesday

Lauren said: ‘We were going to do the treasure hunt but it’s raining so we will probably have to do maths now.’

The school is now looking for an adventurous prize for the end of their summer term.

 

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