School children given praise for good behaviour challenge

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CHILDREN have been commended for their good behaviour.

Gosport primary school children took part in a challenge aimed at promoting good behaviour in school.

They were invited to Gosport Borough Council to be presented with certificates, in recognition of their efforts, by Councillor Peter Edgar and the Mayor of Gosport, Councillor Keith Farr.

The Respect challenge was set by the county council’s Primary Behaviour Service (PBS) over the spring term.

It was trialled as a method of encouraging pupils in four Gosport schools to behave well and to minimise bad behaviour that, if persistent and serious, might result in a child being suspended.

Certificates were awarded to a representative from each class of children from Elson Junior, Brockhurst Junior, Woodcot Primary and Newtown Primary, in acknowledgement of their class’s commitment to understanding and showing ‘respect’ over the past two school terms.

Cllr Farr, said: ‘All too often people are quick to condemn all young people as being rude and disrespectful, which is completely wrong as sadly you can get rude and disrespectful people in all age groups.

‘Many of our young people are a credit to their families and their schools and that is clearly demonstrated here today.

Teachers were given badges by the PBS team to issue each day to children who had behaved respectfully.