MORE THAN 1,000 pupils swapped their lessons for the big screen when they enjoyed a cinema treat for good behaviour.
About 90% of students from Salendine Nook High School spent the afternoon at the Odeon Cinema, Bradley Mills, as a reward for “getting it right” so far this term.
The youngsters – from Years 7 to 11 – have been taking part in a new positive behaviour scheme introduced at the school in September.
The concept – first tested at a school in Morley – offers students a credit system for working hard, handing homework in on time, being polite and dressing smartly.
To qualify for the cinema visit pupils had to achieve 150 credits.
Assistant headteacher Zoe Comiskey said: “It has made a massive difference to behaviour at the school. It’s like waving a magic wand.
“The behaviour in lessons has been brilliant and the uniforms turned around overnight because they lose points for getting it wrong.
“We are making the ones who are not behaving realise what they could be getting and praising the kids who are getting it right.
“It just shows how well the students are doing and how successful the scheme has been.”
The youngsters got the chance to pick their favourite from a choice of films including Run, Fat Boy, Run, Stardust, The Kingdom and Ratatouille.