A pupil of Rauceby Primary School has been awarded a rare gold headteacher’s award for achieving a 100 per cent attendance record throughout his entire school career.
Eleven-year-old Oscar Parrott has not missed a day for seven years, something headteacher Richard Thomson described as “no mean feat” as he presented him with the coveted gold badge at the school leavers’ service in St Peter’s Parish Church on Thursday.
Mr Thomson said this was only the third such award to have been handed out by the school, along with a special certificate. He said “It needed to be recognised for his health and dedication to the school.”
Oscar said it was partly down to luck: “If I have ever been ill I have been off school at the time during the holidays or weekends.”
He said: “I have never felt like taking a day off school. I like school, it’s fun. Getting the award felt quite special - to be one of only three to have had it.”
He is moving up to Carre’s Grammar School in September and says he will do his best to stay healthy for another seven years too.
Mum Sandra said: “We are really proud of him and hope his sister follows in his footsteps. She has had a 100 per cent attendance in reception this year.”