Doncaster families receive free Saturday night takeaways from school to say thanks for remote learning

Schoolchildren and their families are receiving more than merit points as rewards from one Doncaster school.

By Stephanie Bateman
Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 3:00 pm

Sir Thomas Wharton Academy in New Edlington has come up with a tasty initiative to say thank you to pupils and their parents and siblings for their hard work during lockdown – with free Saturday night takeways from Fish Bits.

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Vice principal Matt McDonald explained: “Due to covid-19 restrictions and partial schools closures we have not been able to reward students as often as we would have liked this academic year.

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Isobel collects her family's takeaway treat from the staff at Fish Bits

"During half term four we wanted to give something back to families as a thank you for their support with remote learning.”

To be in with a chance of winning a voucher for the fish and chip takeaway, students must have met the following criteria – be in the top five per cent of their year group for positive house points during half term four; and have 100 per cent attendance for half term four.”

Among the lucky winner was Isobel Wright from class 9TA.

And the winner is...Isobel Wright

Her mum Becky said in a message to the school: “I just wanted to thank you for Isobel’s prize. She was so pleased to have won and even more excited to order for the family.

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“You’ve been amazing throughout the covid-19 situation, always at the end of an email with any questions we had. A great big thank you to you all.”

*Sir Thomas Wharton Academy is a coeducational academy school and sixth form located in Edlington and has over 1,000 pupils.

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