Five dedicated pupils at a school in South Tyneside have been hailed as role models for not missing a day of school for five years.
The youngsters from Hebburn Comprehensive School, Campbell Park Road, managed to rack up an impressive 100% attendance record for their entire time at the school - a feat that has seen them praised for their dedication by teaching staff.
The record was achieved by Year 11 pupils Lauren Duff, Chloe Gray, Megan Robson, Hannah McVittie, Phillip Ward and Joseph Wright, who are in the process of sitting their GCSE exams.
David Thompson, head teacher, said: “Huge congratulations to Megan, Chloe, Hannah, Phillip and Joseph on completing their secondary education with a 100% attendance record.
“To have never missed a single school day in five years is a phenomenal achievement of which they should all be deservedly proud - it demonstrates real dedication and commitment.
“I wish them all the very best of luck for whatever they decide to do in the future.”
Robert Moore, assistant head teacher, said: “All six pupils are excellent role models for younger children.
“Despite a number of nasty bugs hitting the area over the last five years, they have not missed a day in school, and this will put them in an excellent position when applying for college places and future jobs.
“It has also put them in a strong position to achieve success in their GCSE examinations.
“We are delighted with their effort and wish them good luck in the future.”