Principal impressed by CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Competition
A pizza prize was the incentive that kept these kids on track to win a tasty treat for having the tidiest classroom.
The Methven Primary School youngsters impressed CrestClean’s Sandeep Kumar by ensuring their classroom was not left in a messy state at the end of each school day.
The Cleanest Classroom Competition is run at many of the 474 schools that are cleaned by CrestClean business owners. The classroom that is kept the cleanest in the school is rewarded with a certificate and pizza at the end of term.
Methven Primary School Principal Chris Murphy says the competition is working extremely well. “The award is a great incentive not only for the kids but also for the teachers.
“It encourages them to make sure their space is left in an appropriate way before the cleaners come in.”
Chris says the award helps to reinforce important values to children. “Our overarching message is the cleaners are actually not there to tidy up after kids, their job is above that.
“One of our core values is responsibility. So this is a really good way for the children to show they are responsible by taking care of their space and their belongings, which includes their own rubbish.”
Sandeep and his wife Richa Kumar took over the cleaning duties at Methven Primary last year after relocating to the South Island from Auckland. Their dedication to the job and the high standard of their work has not gone unnoticed, says Chris.
“They’ve made themselves part of the school. We really enjoy having them as part of our school family.
“Most of the teachers are still here when Sandeep and Richa start work and we have been able to build a personal relationship with them, which is really nice. They are interested in what’s happening at the school.”
And he acknowledged CrestClean’s South Canterbury Regional Manager Robert Glenie for his efforts. “Rob has been fantastic to deal with,” he said.
“CrestClean have always been marvellous. We’ve had other cleaners before Sandeep and Richa and they continued on the good work that had been started by the company.”
The Cleanest Classroom Award has also been a big hit at another South Canterbury school. CrestClean business owner Randeep Singh put a smile on young faces when he handed out pizza to kids at Bluestone School, Timaru.