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Tuesday, 07 July 2015

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Workington boy scores top marks for school attendance

A Workington boy has received an award for 100 per cent school attendance over six years.

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STAR PUPIL: Josh Bales-Riley with his award

Josh Bales-Riley, 11, a pupil at Westfield Primary School, was presented with the award at St Mary’s Church, Westfield, yesterday.

Josh, whose favourite lesson is maths, praised his mum Nicola for his attendance.

He said: “My mum has encouraged me a lot as she wants me to get a really good education and do well in life.

“I don’t need to motivate myself on a morning to come to school because I feel really excited to go.

“The teachers are all really good here and I have a lot of friends.”

He will start at St Joseph’s School in September.

Headteacher Joanne Ormond said: “He is a hard worker and thoroughly deserves this award.”

Children who were presented with medals for 100 per cent attendance for this year were Lily Ackerley, Courtney Bales-Riley, Kayla Bales-Riley, Sian Beck, Connor Birkett, Luke Brunton, Owen Burns, Brooke Carter, Sophie Crow, Kayleigh Dawes, Aaron Feeney, Megan Humes, Charlie Wedgwood and Jordan Wedgwood.

Have your say

I wonder if the parents of these children realise how lucky they are to have children who are so perfectly healthy never to need any time away from school. With so much concern about junk food, obesity and allergies these kids must serve as an example for others and perhaps their parents could pass on some tips to other parents whose kids have continuous coughs, sore throats, wheezes and runny noses.

Posted by An apple a day on 19 July 2014 at 11:28

Well done son, a deserved award.

Mind you, it says something that we should reward good attendance, doesn't say much for all the other kids does it?

Posted by Daniel Franks on 18 July 2014 at 17:19

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