East Durham pupils among those recognised for perfect school attendance

Oct 31, 2019 | Local News

Pupils from around County Durham have been honoured for never missing a day of school.

Twenty-nine pupils who attend schools in the county achieved 100 per cent attendance during the course of their secondary school careers, never having missed even a half day of school.

The savvy students were officially recognised for their commitment to their education with an invitation from Durham County Council to a presentation evening at Durham County Cricket Club’s Emirates Stadium.

All were presented with certificates by the Chairman of Durham County Council, Cllr Katie Corrigan, alongside Karen Oxley from Metro Radio.

Two of the students, Ronan Phillips and Adam Chapman-Dodd, had 100 per cent attendance at secondary and primary school. Another, Izzy-Mae Maddison, was ‘keeping it in the family’ with an older sibling who had also achieved 100 per cent attendance at secondary school.

Cllr Olwyn Gunn, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for children and young people’s services, said: “These young people have shown tremendous dedication to their education and they deserve huge praise. School is an important place where young people learn not just about particular disciplines, but about life more widely.”

They received a commemorative prism, Metro Radio goodies and a certificate to include in their Record of Achievement files in recognition of their dedication.