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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 January, 2005, 06:38 GMT
Monopoly bid to improve behaviour
The winning class at the end of the year will win an outing
A Hull school is launching its own version of Monopoly in a bid to improve pupil punctuality, attendance and general behaviour.

Mountbatten Primary School has designed "Mountopoly" to teach children the importance of going to school.

The better children behave, the more moves they can make around the board. Classes have the chance to win an outing at the end of the year.

In the game, instead of houses playgrounds and school clubs are used.

'Winning the game'

Head teacher Sarah Shaw said: "Since I joined the school three and a half years ago attendance has risen by 4%.

"Every week we have an assembly that emphasises the importance of punctuality, attendance and good behaviour.

"The children are very excited about Mountopoly coming to school and winning the game."

Each week pupils will have the chance to move around the board depending on how many moves they are allocated.

The moves are calculated according to a pupil's attendance, punctuality and behaviour.

The class that wins the weekly round gets 1,000 Mountopoly money to bank and the class that banks the most at the end of the year can use it to go on a bowling or ice-skating trip.

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