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Children clean classrooms to save a Devon school money 19 Oct 2018 13:42 #10614

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A school has bought 10 vacuum cleaners and put pupils on cleaning duty in a bid to save money.

Hilary Priest, head teacher of The Grove School in Totnes, Devon, says the new measure cuts the caretaker's workload and teaches respect.

Each of the school's 10 classrooms has a vacuum cleaner which pupils use on a rota.

Ms Priest says she was put on to the idea after watching a television programme about education in Japan.

"We thought it was a good way to make sure everyone and the children respect our school and respect our environment," she said.

But there is one class exempt from cleaning duties, reception, who are "just a bit [too] little," Ms Priest said.

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