Mia's Perfect Record
In our modern
world, young people and parents are often criticised for missing days from
school because of unexpected holidays, truancy or lack of discipline. However
this year Hethersett High School and Science College is celebrating the
perfect four year attendance record of one of its pupils.
Mia Living is now
a Year 11 student studying 12 GCSEs. She started Hethersett High, which has
750 students primarily from the catchment area of Hethersett, Mulbarton and
Cringleford, in September 2004 and since then has attended school every day
without fail without a single day off through illness, unexpected holidays or
To mark her 729
days attendance up to and including the Year 11 last day celebration, Mia was
presented with a reward from the school as part of its approach to recognising
examples of excellent behaviour.
supported by Park Farm Hotel in Hethersett, is Sunday Lunch for four in the
hotel’s restaurant at the hotel. Hotel Manager Richard Bond said: “Park
Farm is a local employer and we know how important it is that young people
start their working career with an excellent education and that attendance in
school is a key part of achieving that. We will be delighted to welcome Mia
and her friends or family to Park Farm in the near future”.
Rosemary Allen commented “Mia has been a real example to all of us about the
commitment that can be applied to learning. I wish her every success in her
GCSEs and for the future”.
Mia is part of
the Year 11 group from Hethersett currently sitting their GCSE exams. The
results of those examinations will be published on 21st August.
shows Mia and two friends dressed up as the Pink Ladies with Head teacher
Rosemary Allen at the year 11 last day celebration.