What a Reward

Albany Academy students have been rewarded for their outstanding work, attendance, behaviour, dedication and attitude to learning during the Autumn term by being entered into a draw to win a luxury item, an IPad Mini.

The school have introduced a new reward system to encourage students to achieve the best possible results across all years. Staff reward students for various activities, work and classroom behaviour through issuing stickers that students can place in their individual school planners. Every 10 stickers equated to one raffle ticket. The more stickers earned during the course of the term, the more raffle tickets a student would have. All these raffle tickets were then placed into a prize draw to win the IPAD Mini.

The prize draw which was held on the final day of the Autumn term when students were supporting the ‘Save the Children’ national Christmas Jumper day saw Year 10 student Ella Gibbons be the first prize draw winner. Ella who was presented with the prize by head boy, Christopher Ashworth, said, “I am so shocked, it is an amazing feeling to win the prize and it is a great early Christmas present.”

Head of the Pastoral team, Paul Crowther, who developed the new reward scheme said, ‘Pupils can save up or cash in their stickers for reward prizes whenever they wish to. The termly iPad draw is an extra incentive to gain as many stickers as possible and therefore increase their chances of being drawn out. It was lovely to see the look on Ella’s face as she came to collect her iPad in front of the whole school.’

The reward raffle will now take place each term and the student will be encouraged to continue to work hard to give themselves the best chance of winning the main prize.