21 students from Coventry’s schools were honoured for their 100% attendance at school at an awards ceremony last week (Monday 5 December) at the Council House.
The 21 students from a variety of Coventry schools attended the event with their parents, carers and representatives of their schools in the Lord Mayor’s Hospitality Suite, where they were presented with a certificate and a voucher gift card for WH Smiths by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Lindsley Harvard.
Councillor Harvard congratulated all students who won awards and said: “It’s important to recognise such hard-working students. I'm very proud of them." “But well done too to parents,carers and teachers who also play such a big role in supporting young people in education.”
2016 marks the 20th year that the event has been running, and continues to recognise those who have been to school every day through a whole phase of education, be it six years in primary school or five years in secondary school.
Councillor Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to run this event for 20 years. Education is so vitally important for young people and the commitment shown by these pupils is an inspiration.”
The awards are supported by the Thomas Crow Trust for the celebration of excellence in attendance.