Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Star Crossed

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Star Crossed

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Byline: Simon Haworth

A Dad has locked horns with an infant school after a teacher stamped an ink star on his son's face as a reward for good behaviour.

Outraged Peter Guest, said the star on six-year-old Morgan's face was "insulting".

School chiefs defended the teacher's actions, saying the reward scheme was a way of motivating children, and at no point was it meant to offend.

The star was given in class by a teacher for Morgan's good behaviour at Roseberry Infant School, Billingham.

Previously a stamp had been put on Morgan's hands as a reward.

But the stamp on his son's face upset Mr Guest, 37, who is now calling for the practice to be stopped.

He said: "I picked my son up at 3pm and the teacher had put a blue stamp on his face.

"She classed it as an award, but to me I think it's insulting. …

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