Pupil rewarded for no days off school

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A hard-working student has been rewarded for never having a day off during seven years at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy.

Danielle Causer, 18, was one of the award winners at a presentation held for students in year 13 who are leaving the academy.

Shannon Moloney and Josh Rose, both 18, were both given awards for their contribution to sixth form life while Emily Overman, 19, was recognised as being a role model because of her work ethic and 100 per cent attendance in the sixth form.

Sixth formers at the presentation received envelopes containing a good luck card signed by their teachers, a copy of their reference and a booklet about how to survive university.

Danielle said she was proud of her 100 per cent attendance record over seven years.

She said: “My mum always goes to work and she doesn’t like to miss days so I think I must get it from her. Even if I felt a bit poorly first thing in the morning I would always think that I would feel better as the day went on so I always just got up and went to school.

“My mum would always say that if I felt poorly when I was at school then I would just have to come home but I never did. I think you just have to get on with it.”

Kay Kearton, director of Sixth Form at OIEA, said she was sad to see Year 13 leave.

She said: “They are a lovely group of young people who are very proactive and will go on to great things. We wish them the best of luck in the future.”