Chocolate bars sweeten behaviour

28th October 2005 at 01:00
A bar of chocolate goes a long way in encouraging good behaviour, a Norfolk primary schoool has discovered.

Andrew Sheppard, the headteacher at Redcastle Furze primary in Thetford, used the promise of a chocolate reward to help reduce disruption at the school, which excluded children for a total of 65 days last year.

Mr Sheppard celebrated reaching half-term this year without a single exclusion by doling out chocolate bars to all 240 children, at a cost of pound;100.

The move, which comes as schools are being encouraged to promote healthy eating, was criticised by the British Dental Association.

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