Who needs a school bell when we've got the Olympic rings?
AN EAST Riding primary school is keeping the Olympic legacy alive, to inspire pupils to "be the best you can be".
Kingsway Primary School is embracing the Olympic and Paralympic values following the huge success of the summer Games.
The Goole primary has transformed its entrance hall to promote the initiative, showcasing the five Olympic rings together with key values – friendship, good manners and respect, determination and excellence.
The school is also looking to take part in the 21st Century Legacy Programme, Be The Best You Can Be.
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Head teacher Liam Jackson said: "We are all really excited by this new scheme and hope all connected with the school will fully support it as well.
"All children will be successful in this as they can show all four values in class, in the playground and on trips.
"It's not about how clever you are or how good you are at a certain subject. It's about how good you are as a person."
Mr Jackson said these values were highlighted by the Olympic and Paralympic athletes throughout the summer.
He said: "They can all be our inspiration to do better now throughout our time at Kingsway."
In the school's entrance hall, huge boards display the names of all 400 schoolchildren listed in five new house teams, named after pupils' favourite Olympic and Paralympic gold medal winners.
Mr Jackson said: "Our fantastic entrance hall reflects this new initiative, as we have hanging from the large light tower the five Olympic rings, measuring 10ft by 5ft.
"On the boards below the rings are all the names of the 400 children in their teams.
"The four values are also displayed behind the boards and a new phrase that the children should be aiming for at all times."
The school's five new house teams are named after Team GB medallists – Team Farah (Mo Farah); Team Simmonds (Ellie Simmonds); Team Brownlee (Alistair and Jonathon Brownlee); Team Ennis (Jessica Ennis) and Team Peacock (Jonnie Peacock).
Mr Jackson said: "All children from have been put into a team.
"The children then have to earn stickers for their team based on the four new key values in school – friendship, good manners and respect, determination and excellence.
"At the end of each week, in our Friday assembly, the new Chris Hoy Team Trophy will be awarded to the winning team from across the whole school.
"At the end of half term a reward will be given to all the children in the winning team."
By signing up to the 21st Century Legacy Programme, Be The Best You Can Be, the school could also earn a visit from an Olympic or Paralympic athlete in the new year.
Pupil Riomie Sherwood, 10, said: "It's very exciting and a really good idea.
"It means we will get to do stuff about the Olympics and Paralympics.
"It's nice being in a team and we will get to be in competition against other classes."
Brooke Robinson, 10, said: "I enjoyed the Olympics and Paralympics so I think this is a really good idea. It's also fun."