Honour for very high achievers

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PUPILS who ‘go that extra mile’ to be a credit to their school have received recognition.

A group of 18 youngsters from Sea View Primary School, aged between four and 11, have recently been presented with merit awards by South Tyneside Council leader Coun Iain Malcolm.

Every half-term, the school in Norham Road, South Shields, gives out the honours to pupils who teachers and staff feel have achieved something distinctive at school.

This could be as part of their work in the classroom, being a good friend or being a Sea View Primary School ‘role model’.

The achievement awards involve the whole school community, including family and friends of the winners, who are invited to the assembly to take part in the celebrations.

Coun Malcolm, a school governor, said: “The merit awards are a wonderful way of rewarding young people for their passion and efforts at school.

“It gives classmates a positive goal to strive towards.

“The staff and pupils at Sea View Primary School work very hard to achieve high standards, and the awards scheme is a great way of channelling this enthusiasm.”

Headteacher Jane Cunningham said: “The awards are an important means of highlighting how we like to encourage our pupils to make the right choice, in and around the school environment.

“It shows the positive contributions the children make to Sea View.

“They are also a great opportunity to involve parents and help nurture and promote close relationships with the school.”

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