Cody rides off with prize for top attendance

Cody Morgan, seven, is presented with a new bike for his 100 per cent attendance record at Manor Infant School in Fratton ''Picture: Mick Young (150668-03)
Cody Morgan, seven, is presented with a new bike for his 100 per cent attendance record at Manor Infant School in Fratton ''Picture: Mick Young (150668-03)
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  • Seven-year-old had 100 per cent attendance at infant school
  • Youngster was presented with a bike in assembly
  • 18 other children got 100 per cent attendance this year
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HE’S been in school every day for the past three years and now Cody Morgan has been rewarded for his amazing attendance.

The seven-year-old – a pupil at Manor Infant School in Fratton – hasn’t missed a day since he first joined three years ago.

He was incredibly proud of his achievements and hopefully other people will aspire to that

Headteacher Ashley Howard

Now, as he prepares to go to junior school, he has been rewarded with a certificate, a trophy and a new bike.

Cody said: ‘It’s amazing. I like to see all my friends and to learn lots.

‘I like school. I’m sad to leave here but happy because I will make new friends.’

Mum Donna Morgan, 35, said she was thrilled his efforts have been recognised with a bike.

‘It’s fantastic,’ she said. ‘I didn’t expect the school to give him anything. At the end of the day he should come to school regardless of what’s at the end.

‘He doesn’t want to miss school.

‘He gets the top grades and it’s important to him to maintain it.’

An end-of-year assembly was held yesterday and Cody was presented with the bike in front of the whole school.

Headteacher Ashley Howard said: ‘It’s important for the children to know that coming to school every single day for three years is an amazing achievement and to encourage others to do the same.

‘He was incredibly proud of his achievements and hopefully other people will aspire to that.

‘If the children don’t attend school their learning can suffer, the progress that the children make is not as quick as it can be.

‘So by attending school every single day as much as possible without illness, the children will accelerate in their progress.

‘We can encourage the children to learn and support the parents and the child.

‘The attendance has continued to improve over the last couple of years.’

The school had 18 children over the past academic year who got 100 per cent attendance.