What is Hot Choc Friday (#HotChocFri)?
Gone are the days of waiting outside the Head Teacher’s office, palms sweaty and heart thumping as you wait to receive punishment. Now learners are competing to see who will be called to the office first and it’s all thanks to Pivotal’s Hot Chocolate Friday.
Pivotal Education believes in recognising positive behaviour in schools. To give first attention to the very best conduct.
The idea of Hot Chocolate Friday is for the Head to invite a learner who has gone ‘over and above’ during the week to share a hot drink and a chat together. It’s an opportunity to spend time with members of the school who get on quietly but don’t always get the recognition they deserve. And what better way to end the end the working week that with your hands around a mug of warm, comforting chocolate, especially on a cool autumn day.
‘Hot Chocolate Friday is a ripple of recognition in your school that starts at the top. It highlights pupils who have gone ‘over and above’, celebrates the forgotten pupils and delivers pride not pounds,’ Paul Dix says.
‘Head Teachers can nominate their own or another school to receive a gift pack which consists of a mug emblazoned with ‘Hot Chocolate with the Head,’ two sachets of hot chocolate, a coaster and a hand-written card.
Since its launch in September 2016, #HotChocFri has taken Twitter by storm. Every Friday schools all around the UK spend 15 minutes recognising the over and above behaviour of those who might otherwise be forgotten. Without fail, every week, photos are posted of beaming children enjoying this special recognition.
Hot Chocolate with the Head is a growing global trend, with schools in Caymen Islands, USA, Dubai, Qatar, Egypt, France, Spain and Australia taking part.
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