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  Children paid to go to school
Updated 25 November 2001, 15.41

Pupils at school in West Yorkshire are being offered money if they turn up to their lessons.

The Ridings School in Ovenden which was once known for its terrible truancy rates is offering 5 for each term completed.

That means the children could earn more than 60 a year if they go to all their classes.

Bonus 50

The school was described as the worst in Britain in 1996.

But a new headteacher, Anna White, arrived and it's now among the 200 most improved schools in the country.

An extra bonus of 50 will be given if the pupils manage to attend for a whole year without playing truant.

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