by Tanya Thomas on  July 25, 2009 at 10:30 AM Education News
 Brit School Luring Kids To School With Tempting Offer: Free Curries!
Luring children to school now requires some free curry. And that's what a school in Southampton, UK intends to do.

Chiefs at Glenfield Infant School came up with the scheme after attendance figures took a tumble below Ofsted standards.

Officials managed to cut down truancy by more than half after parents were offered the chance to bag 40 pounds to spend on spicy treats if their kids have an attendance rate of 95 per cent or better.

The winner was selected from a draw each month.

"We are delighted with the way it's going. If we make a difference to one child it's good news," The Sun quoted Head Joanne Dorricott as saying.

But some teaching unions have slammed the system, tagging it as "bribery".

Ron Clooney of teaching union NASUWT said: "A parent who doesn't send their child to school should get a prison term. It's bordering on lunacy."

Source: ANI

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