Beth came home from school yesterday with a whole clutch of awards, She has been collecting merits since she started in September and is very keen to amass as many as possible.I think its a great way of encouraging them in their first few months at secondary school. She was surprised to get the academic performance award but that was as a result of her gaining 6 plus marks over all subjects. The school also wrote to us to to say that she had excelled across the curriculum very encouraging!!
Beth's school is a sports college, so it follows that they would be keen on sport. Beth was also really pleased to be awarded 'colours' for outstanding performance in netball. (I think that is more important to her as its in the form of a discrete badge she wears on her blazer!!)