Over 120 students received a tasty treat from a Cannock Dairies ice cream van last Friday, as a reward for their hard work, excellent attitude and good behaviour.

Many of the students belong to Darwin House, who earned the most House Points overall during the half-term up to Christmas. Students in Darwin who were in the Top 20 for the most House Points received in their year group were eligible for the reward. Students were also given a congratulatory letter to take home to their families.

“It’s a really good idea for a reward,” said Year 7 student Lily Sperryn, who added: “Who wouldn’t want it? It’s free ice cream.”

“This is a good rewards system,” said Joseph Turner, in Year 8, whilst Keean Hopwood (also in Year 8) looked forward to future rewards: “This makes me want to work even harder this half term.”

House Points can be earned for excellent classwork and homework, effort and resilience, helping others, participating in an extra-curricular activity and representing the school, as well as for excellent attendance and punctuality.

The good news for students who missed out this time around is that there will be more rewards up for grabs after February half-term, for those who earn the most House Points during the current half-term.