Laptop prize for pupil's perfect attendance

AWARD: Alisha Sharif with her new laptop

AWARD: Alisha Sharif with her new laptop

AWARD: Alisha Sharif with her new laptop with L-R Headteacher Bob Curran Mentor Gordon Utterson Mum Sadia Shezad and Dad Shezad Sharif

First published in News

MOST of us struggle to make it through a year without having any sick days - but one Bradford schoolgirl has made it through her whole school life without a single day off.

Alisha Sharif is is in her final year at St Matthew's Primary School in West Bowling and in her five years at the school has yet to miss a day.

The school has acknowledged the achievement by presenting Alisha with a laptop at a prize giving assembly where around 100 other students received perfect attendance certificates for the spring term.

But staff felt the 11-year-old deserved extra recognition for her 15 terms without missing a day.

She will be attending Kings Science Academy from September and head teacher Bob Curran said it would be a big loss to the school. He said the school had asked parents who all felt Alisha's efforts should be recognised.

He added: "She has had no days off and no appointments in school time - we couldn't just let that pass. We have assemblies every term for good attendance and we surprised her at the end of the assembly and had her parents come in."

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5:37pm Sun 20 Jul 14

tinytoonster says...

well done!!
well done!! tinytoonster
  • Score: 34

5:44pm Sun 20 Jul 14

daisy25 says...

Well done to this young lady but I really don't think giving prizes out for attendance is a good idea. What about those children who are ill for no fault of their own, what about children who are hospitalised, what about those children's who's parents can't be bothered to take them to school. There are many reasons children may be off school and they have no control over that but they are being punished for this by not getting achievement awards or prizes.
Well done to this young lady but I really don't think giving prizes out for attendance is a good idea. What about those children who are ill for no fault of their own, what about children who are hospitalised, what about those children's who's parents can't be bothered to take them to school. There are many reasons children may be off school and they have no control over that but they are being punished for this by not getting achievement awards or prizes. daisy25
  • Score: -27

7:33pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Tyke69 says...

daisy25 wrote:
Well done to this young lady but I really don't think giving prizes out for attendance is a good idea. What about those children who are ill for no fault of their own, what about children who are hospitalised, what about those children's who's parents can't be bothered to take them to school. There are many reasons children may be off school and they have no control over that but they are being punished for this by not getting achievement awards or prizes.
Yes, I agree. My daughter has a medical condition and she has to go to hospital appointments in school time because that's when the Consultant's clinics are! The practice of rewarding children for 100% attendance also means that parents send their children to school when they are ill, so their classmates pick up whatever illness they have got.
[quote][p][bold]daisy25[/bold] wrote: Well done to this young lady but I really don't think giving prizes out for attendance is a good idea. What about those children who are ill for no fault of their own, what about children who are hospitalised, what about those children's who's parents can't be bothered to take them to school. There are many reasons children may be off school and they have no control over that but they are being punished for this by not getting achievement awards or prizes.[/p][/quote]Yes, I agree. My daughter has a medical condition and she has to go to hospital appointments in school time because that's when the Consultant's clinics are! The practice of rewarding children for 100% attendance also means that parents send their children to school when they are ill, so their classmates pick up whatever illness they have got. Tyke69
  • Score: -25

8:46pm Sun 20 Jul 14

bradford88 says...

Good on you kid well deserved. Hard work pays off, Its amazing that she could do that. She must be super healthy, determined and have parents who care about her education unlike alot of parents these days.
Good on you kid well deserved. Hard work pays off, Its amazing that she could do that. She must be super healthy, determined and have parents who care about her education unlike alot of parents these days. bradford88
  • Score: 33

8:53pm Sun 20 Jul 14

bradford88 says...

Tyke69 wrote:
daisy25 wrote:
Well done to this young lady but I really don't think giving prizes out for attendance is a good idea. What about those children who are ill for no fault of their own, what about children who are hospitalised, what about those children's who's parents can't be bothered to take them to school. There are many reasons children may be off school and they have no control over that but they are being punished for this by not getting achievement awards or prizes.
Yes, I agree. My daughter has a medical condition and she has to go to hospital appointments in school time because that's when the Consultant's clinics are! The practice of rewarding children for 100% attendance also means that parents send their children to school when they are ill, so their classmates pick up whatever illness they have got.
Parents who send there kids to school even when there ill for the sake of a laptop are idiots.
[quote][p][bold]Tyke69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daisy25[/bold] wrote: Well done to this young lady but I really don't think giving prizes out for attendance is a good idea. What about those children who are ill for no fault of their own, what about children who are hospitalised, what about those children's who's parents can't be bothered to take them to school. There are many reasons children may be off school and they have no control over that but they are being punished for this by not getting achievement awards or prizes.[/p][/quote]Yes, I agree. My daughter has a medical condition and she has to go to hospital appointments in school time because that's when the Consultant's clinics are! The practice of rewarding children for 100% attendance also means that parents send their children to school when they are ill, so their classmates pick up whatever illness they have got.[/p][/quote]Parents who send there kids to school even when there ill for the sake of a laptop are idiots. bradford88
  • Score: -10

9:04pm Sun 20 Jul 14

bradford88 says...

daisy25 wrote:
Well done to this young lady but I really don't think giving prizes out for attendance is a good idea. What about those children who are ill for no fault of their own, what about children who are hospitalised, what about those children's who's parents can't be bothered to take them to school. There are many reasons children may be off school and they have no control over that but they are being punished for this by not getting achievement awards or prizes.
Im sure them kids will get rewards for other things like good behaviour, exam results, going on time etc its not all about attendance.
[quote][p][bold]daisy25[/bold] wrote: Well done to this young lady but I really don't think giving prizes out for attendance is a good idea. What about those children who are ill for no fault of their own, what about children who are hospitalised, what about those children's who's parents can't be bothered to take them to school. There are many reasons children may be off school and they have no control over that but they are being punished for this by not getting achievement awards or prizes.[/p][/quote]Im sure them kids will get rewards for other things like good behaviour, exam results, going on time etc its not all about attendance. bradford88
  • Score: 11

12:04pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

MOST of us struggle to make it through a year without having any sick days.

Speak for yourself, most people within my office haven't had a day of sick in the last year.

We do know the council average about 12 days each so maybe most of them struggle.
MOST of us struggle to make it through a year without having any sick days. Speak for yourself, most people within my office haven't had a day of sick in the last year. We do know the council average about 12 days each so maybe most of them struggle. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 1

3:10pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Bradford555 says...

Well done young lady hope you get many more achievements like this in life.Your school teachers and parents must be proud of you.
Well done young lady hope you get many more achievements like this in life.Your school teachers and parents must be proud of you. Bradford555
  • Score: 19

6:10pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Proud Bradfordian says...

We know this young lady and the family, not only did she achieve 100% attendance but her results at KS2 were outstanding, she obtained a level 6 in her STAT this year. Well Done Alisha.
We know this young lady and the family, not only did she achieve 100% attendance but her results at KS2 were outstanding, she obtained a level 6 in her STAT this year. Well Done Alisha. Proud Bradfordian
  • Score: 21

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