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Names of Wales’s best behaved children

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: July 04, 2013

A typical school uniform, posed by a model

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WALES’S best behaved schoolchild is named Sarah.

She wears a proper school uniform with a badge, does her schoolwork and doesn't answer back, a survey of teachers has shown.

The poll for The Schoolwear Association shows the top five names of well-behaved children in Wales are:

1. Sarah

2. Lucy

3. Hannah

4. Harry

5. Jessica

The most common bad behaviours from children inWales cited by teachers are answering back and refusing to do schoolwork but teachers told pollsters children were less likely to behave badly in a proper school uniform.

A spokesperson for the Schoolwear Association, whose members clothe two thirds of UK children, said: “Behaviour is a huge issue in schools, and this survey shows a proper uniform is part of the solution with 93 per cent of teachers in Wales preferring their class to wear it. A uniform that is specific to a school creates a sense of belonging, looks smart and makes the child feel ready to work hard. It can even help to reduce bullying by putting children on an equal footing in what they wear to school.”

Eighty per cent of teachers told pollsters they found themselves telling off boys more than girls.

The top five bad behaviours in the classroom cited by teachers are:

1. Verbal bullying

2. Answering back

3. Refusing to do work

4. Physical bullying.

5. Damage to another child's property.

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  • helsbells  |  July 07 2013, 8:25PM

    i wonder what the names of the badly behaved children were?

  • weslangdon  |  July 04 2013, 3:13PM

    Surprise surprise, the schoolwear association is flogging uniforms; it would be interesting to see the detail of this "research" and how it was conducted, by whom and how the questions were phrased, and if it were it only sent to private schools.

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