A dedicated student has been recognised for attending school every day since 2010.
Rebecca Brookes, from Manor Community Academy, in Owton Manor Lane, Hartlepool, has achieved 100 per cent attendance during her entire five years at the school.
As a reward for the outstanding record, headteacher Anne Malcolm presented her with a cheque for a whopping £100 and a special letter of commendation.
Mrs Malcolm said: “We are all delighted with this achievement, as it really is a record to be very proud of.
“Attendance and punctuality have a profound effect on long-term success and immediate progress.
“Colleges and potential employers will ask for references from school and these two categories are very important to all establishments.”
She added: “To have never missed a single day, during your five years at Manor, is an exceptional achievement and is testament to Rebecca’s reliability and diligence. We know that Rebecca is set for an incredibly bright future and we shall look forward to hearing of her achievements and success. We hope that this example will inspire all of our other students to attain a record that is equally as impressive.”
The award is sponsored by the Northern Education Trust. Ian Kershaw, chief executive, said: “Rebecca’s five-year 100 per cent attendance record is a remarkable achievement. She can be justly proud and I am certain that her new employers, Tata Steel, will recognise that they have an exceptionally committed apprentice joining their ranks.”