Bunting and Best China were the order of the day when a group of pupils were invited to attend a tea party with senior members of staff as a reward to their fantastic achievements in the Spring term.
The 16 Year 7 pupils, two pupils from each form who had worked hard and performed impeccably during the term, joined staff to enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea. Pupils were able to relax and chat over tasty strawberry and cream scones and slices of Victoria sponge washed down with copious amounts off tea and soft drinks.
The tea party, kindly arranged and hosted by Mrs Diane Keary (Year 7 Progress Leader) and Mrs Angie Holland (Year 7 Assistant Progress Leader) was designed to thank those pupils for putting in the extra effort and to inspire others to want to attend next time.
“As a school we pride ourselves on acknowledging and celebrating the successes of our pupils,” said Mrs Diane Keary. “Such rewards, not only celebrate pupils’ successes, but also inspire and motivate the young people to achieve their very best and become confident, independent learners.”
“A fabulous time was had by all, it was a fantastic treat for the pupils and they loved it!” commented Ms Angie Holland. “We wanted to say thank you to children for their exemplary attendance and conduct, whilst putting a lot of effort into their learning. Praising and rewarding students has a very positive effect and we want all of our pupils to have a drive to achieve during their time at Saint Paul’s. This vision, in turn, raises standards and improves behaviour and attendance as pupils feel happier and have a greater sense of belonging.”