Youngsters ride in style

Jesmond Road Primary School pupils  with staff members (rear left to right) Hayley Hildreth and Cathryn Huskisson and Co-op Funeral care staff Mary Barnes and Lee Williamson at Tweddle Farm
Jesmond Road Primary School pupils with staff members (rear left to right) Hayley Hildreth and Cathryn Huskisson and Co-op Funeral care staff Mary Barnes and Lee Williamson at Tweddle Farm

YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a ride in style as a reward for not missing a day of school this year.

Eleven children from Jesmond Road Primary School, in Hartlepool, had a day they will never forget as they were chauffeured around town and enjoyed a trip to a children’s farm.

The pupils were all smiles when a limousine pulled up at the school on Friday.

They then enjoyed a luxury ride up to Tweddle Farm, in Blackhall, and spent the morning taking part in tractor rides, go-karting and feeding the animals.

Cathryn Huskisson, social inclusion assistant at the school, in Percy Street, Hartlepool, said the trip was well deserved.

She said: “To have 100 per cent attendance for a full school year is an absolutely fantastic effort and we wanted to reward that.

“We have done this for the last few years now and it has always been a real success.

“The children had an absolutely brilliant day, they really did enjoy themselves and they deserve it. They have been fantastic this year.”

Isabelle Wheeler, Summer Liddell, Riece Scott, Brandon Horsley, Kian Metcalfe, Connor Middleton, Kieran Rafferty, Michael Collins have all attended school every single day this year.

They were joined in the limousine and at the farm by Amy Kirby, Kieran Kirby and Patrick Collins who haven’t missed a day at school for the last two years.

Mrs Huskisson added: “Obviously it is very important to attend school and not miss lessons but this is a brilliant effort from the pupils.

“For Amy, Kieran and Patrick not to miss a day for two years is a fantastic effort.

“I would like to thank Tweddle Farm for their hospitality and Strathmore House for providing the limousine.

“They helped to make it such an enjoyable day for the children

“It was fantastic to see them with such smiles on their faces, I’m sure they will want to do exactly the same next year.”