IT COULD be a case of eyes down for a lesson with a difference if a new scheme proves a winner.
Following a Government report that recommends pupils play bingo to stop them misbehaving, Mecca Bingo Ellesmere Port’s club manager, Zoe Evans is offering teachers the chance to go back to the class room with specially-designed crash courses in the popular game.
In addition, Mecca Ellesmere Port will be giving away free bingo books to teachers in its clubs, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The pledge of support follows the findings of the Government’s school behaviour czar, Sir Alan Steer. He said he believes many school discipline problems begin when children lose interest in lessons.
The game of bingo was identified as an ideal way of maintaining a pupil’s concentration. It’s well documented that bingo keeps brains of all ages active, as well as making numbers fun.
Miss Evans said: “We were thrilled to hear that bingo has been recognised as a fun way of keeping minds focused. Our members already know that this British institution is a fantastic way to keep the brain active and we look forward to welcoming local teachers back to the classroom in our club.”