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Amelia achieves 100 per cent attendance record at school
3:49pm Friday 20th July 2012 in News
Schoolgirl Amelia Passey got off on the right foot when she managed 100 per cent attendance for the first six years of her school life – despite struggling with an ingrown toe-nail.
Even though she has had problems with her toe and had several infections, she was so desperate not to get anything less than 100 per cent in her final year before leaving for Queensbury School that she insisted on hobbling to class, sometimes in bandages and boots because her usual school shoes wouldn’t fit.
“She’s been on so many antibiotics and had so much medicine for being in pain with it but she’s always insisted on going to school – she loves being there,” said her mum Jayne Passey, of Skylark Avenue, Clayton Heights .
Last week doctors decided to remove the offending toe-nail and because Amelia told them she didn’t want to miss school the medics organised the mini-operation around lessons and did it after school.
“She was supposed to rest up the next day but there was no way she wanted to miss her lessons so she went in,” said Mrs Passey.
Co-headteacher at Shibden Head Theresa Berry said: “Amelia has achieved an amazing 100 per cent attendance every year. Well done Amelia!”