The Coleshill School recognises the importance of teaching real life skills, so pupils become well-rounded individuals who thrive.

For this reason, Coleshill School embraces the ‘SPIRIT’ rewards scheme which stands for self-management, perseverance, innovation, reflection, independence and teamwork.

Coleshill School students, Reiss and Emily are celebrating their hard work and success on the scheme, having reached over 200 SPIRIT points each this academic year.

Emily found her new skills helped her day-to-day as well in school. Emily said, “I often use SPIRIT skills after school and even during the holidays, it’s helped me focus and achieve so much more.”

Reiss found the SPIRIT reward points motivating, saying “accumulating points make me want to build on what I’ve already achieved….it makes me hungry for more!”

Adam Gray, Associate Assistant Head, is himself an ex-pupil of Coleshill School and states “I’m passionate about the positive benefits SPIRIT provides students, the School and society; it encourages a culture of success and innovation.”

Another ex-pupil Richard Plotnek, Creative Director here at PLOTT Creative, heard about SPIRIT and was keen to get involved. In 2016, PLOTT committed to sponsoring the scheme artwork and reward stickers which take pride of place on pupil’s books.

“We’re proud of our involvement with SPIRIT and the way it’s grown year on year. Recognising and rewarding students for their hard work is vital.”

The School Board hope further SPIRIT point milestones will be achieved by pupils who are just as committed as Emily and Reiss. Coleshill School teachers have now awarded over 50,000 SPIRIT points to pupils in recognition of their skills.