I am all for celebrating the achievement of children and in our school we do so in various ways from celebration assemblies, star of the days, stickers etc. etc. The school my child attends insists on issuing letters to all parents across the school stating such in such is best at numeracy/litereracy/handwriting and so on. The reward for this accolade- a non uniform day for the child so they can really stand out from the crowd! I hate the idea of labelling any child the best, what does it say to the rest of the class-they are not good enough? why should they keep trying? and what happens next time if the child no longer is the 'best'? such pressure. Parent's evening is on the horizon and I intend to mention it. I thought I would guage opinions, how does anyone else feel about this?