LONDON, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- 64% Hold an Event or Party and 9% Actually Theme Lessons
- 40% of Schools Allow no Physical Contact Between Pupils
- 26% of Teachers Have Caught Pupils Showing Inappropriate Behaviour in School
It seems that almost a quarter of schools (23%) do something to celebrate Valentine's Day. Of those, 64% hold an event or party, 55% make cards, and 9% actually theme a lesson.
The survey by http://www.SchoolStickers.co.uk, the leading provider of school rewards, found that of those schools that don't celebrate the day, 94% say it is just not part of their calendar of events, but 11% say that it is because they do not want to encourage relationships between pupils.
Whether encouraged or not, the study found that 50% of schools allow pupils to hold hands with each other, 44% allow hugging, and 6% allow kissing, but in 40% of schools no physical contact is allowed between pupils. However 26% of teachers have caught pupils showing inappropriate affection to each other.
Henry Shelford, CEO, http://www.SchoolStickers.co.uk said, "This survey was just a bit of fun to gauge teacher's opinions on Valentine's Day. Schools often use key calendar events to theme lessons and hold events, but it seems that Valentine's Day isn't embraced by everyone."
Notes to Editors
School Stickers was launched in October 2000 and its products are used by over 3,000 schools across the UK. In October 2006 it launched http://www.mystickers.co.uk. It uses the rewards that teachers have used for decades - stickers, postcards and certificates - but saves them time, as each reward can be printed with a unique code and the onus is on the pupils to log their rewards themselves on http://www.mystickers.co.uk. Since then over 400,000 students have used the http://www.mystickers.co.uk system and over 2 million stickers have been registered.
In September 2009, School Stickers launched http://www.carrotrewards.co.uk, to enable teachers to customise their own reward scheme. It is completely free and whilst designed to be used with School Stickers, can be used with any rewards scheme. It allows teachers to manage rewards, run competition from simple class league tables, to complex multilayered competitions, and keep pupils engaged.