Buckton Vale pupils are busy back in the classroom

THE Friends of Buckton Vale have backed the primary school’s new-look Dojo Shop to the tune of £1,000.

The money has enabled the school to buy the cabinets in which the shop is housed as well as badges and prizes.

The Dojo Shop, which was officially opened by Stalybridge councillor Jan Jackson, rewards pupils for good behaviour and good work.

The dojo scheme, which has been revised following discussions between the school council and staff, was relaunched at the start of term.

And nine-year-old Nico O-Edwards became the first pupil to amass 50 points.

Children pick up awards for reaching 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300 and 500 dojo which come in the form of prizes, certificates and bronze, silver, gold and platinum badges.

And any pupil reaching 500 dojo points over the course of one school year will receive the platinum award which is a £25 voucher to spend at a shop of their choice.

“We have always had dojos but pupils could lose them. Under the new system that cannot happen as it is 100 per cent positive,” explained Mrs Brown.

Buckton Vale Primary would like to hear from local businesses who may want to become involved by offering prizes for the Dojo Shop.

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