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Derbyshire Live - Pupils Rewarded!

These Pingle Academy pupils have been rewarded for their top lockdown work

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Youngsters at a South Derbyshire school are being rewarded for all the hard work they have been doing while they have been at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Like schools across the country, The Pingle Academy, in Coronation Street, Swadlincote, is closed until further notice.

But its principal has introduced an award scheme called Principal's Honours, Home Learning for Outstanding Independent Learning.

Pupils going the extra mile with work set by their teachers have been acknowledged on the school's social media pages and are in line for awards when school reopens.

Some have been pictured making their own volcanoes, including year eight pupil Jake Dolman, and others have been making macarons from their French learning menu.

One pupil has been teaching his younger siblings how to count to 10 in French and many have been making films part of their drama lessons.

Vivien Sharples, principal at the academy, said: "Students have been nominated for the award by subject teachers.

"They've been nominated for going the extra mile with their work.

"Each student will receive a certificate and are entered into a prize draw.

"This will continue weekly after Easter until the Government announces a return date for students.

"We've been astounded by the work ethic of the students and wanted to introduce a reward scheme for independent learning.

"I'm so proud of the students and their desire to do the work set by the teachers.