Today’s Reader, Tomorrow’s Leader – Galaxy International School Awards Students
Galaxy International School is an international school located in Accra, Ghana. The school was established in 2001 to provide day and boarding facilities to children living in Ghana and children of foreign based families and Ghanaians living outside Ghana. The school has two campuses, pre-school and primary section located at East Legon and secondary school located at Adjiringano, all in Accra. The School currently has students from over 37 different countries accross the globe in attendance.
The school is basically science-oriented with state of the art teaching and learning facilities.
The School have established award programs for students to unlock potential, winners of the program are selected monthly.
The best readers of February month were awarded Certificates and cash money as an encouragement by Principal of Galaxy International School.
1st place: FREDUAH GODWINA ESTHER from Year 8.
2nd Place: JESS-LOIS ADUTWUMWAA from Year 10 B.
3rd Place: ZOR MEMBAH DASHIE from Year 9.
The above students are the award winners for the month of February, the best readers for the month of March sets to be released soon.
Award program like this create competitions among students which encourage them to learn, a student who get the first prize, will try to maintain the position whiles other students will also try to make a name in the award program.
This award program should be practice in the public schools to help unlock students potentials.
Students are driven to act for extrinsic reasons when they anticipate a tangible payoff (e.g., stickers, awards, grades, recognition of others). In effect, the action of learning only becomes a 'means to an end'. By contrast, students who are intrinsically motivated, tend to engage in learning for it's own sake.
The reward resides in the action of learning itself. Mastery rather than a performance outcome is the key here. There is no doubt that both educators and parents want our children to develop a love for learning and to be intrinsically motivated.
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