Special award for Letchworth schoolgirl who didn’t miss a single day in seven years

Stonehill School head Elaine Close awards Leah, 11 and Debbie Brookes with a trophy to mark Leah's 1

Stonehill School head Elaine Close awards Leah, 11 and Debbie Brookes with a trophy to mark Leah's 100% attendance record at the school. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

A Letchworth girl who did not miss a single day of school throughout seven years has received a special attendance award at her end-of-year assembly.

Stonehill School head Elaine Close with Mia-Grace Whitaker, 11, who missed only 3 days of school and

Stonehill School head Elaine Close with Mia-Grace Whitaker, 11, who missed only 3 days of school and Leah, 11 and Debbie Brookes who had a 100% attendance record at the school. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Leah Brookes, 11, achieved a remarkable 100-per-cent attendance rate over 21 terms at Stonehill School, from the start of Reception through the end of Year 6.

Her mum Debbie looked on as she received a commemorative plaque at the Western Close school’s celebration assembly on Friday.

Stonehill head Elaine Close told the Comet: “Leah has been an exemplary student. She has a positive attitude towards her learning and always tries her best in everything that she does.”

Parents Andrew Bunker and Debbie Brookes are very proud of their daughter, saying that she has always been determined not to be absent or late in class, even though she has felt unwell some days with tonsillitis and ear infections.

Debbie said: “Leah has totally enjoyed being at Stonehill School since 2010 and will miss everyone very much.”

A special award for outstanding attendance was also given to Mia-Grace Whitaker, 11, who missed only three school days during seven years at Stonehill.

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Mrs Close said: “Like Leah, Mia-Grace has worked hard at the school and has a positive attitude towards her learning.”

To find out more see stonehill.herts.sch.uk.

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