It’s a record! Aidan clocks up five years without a day off

Fellow pupils applaude Aidan Morby (nine), who has achived 100 % attendance at Wallisdean Junior School in Fareham. (left to right back), Danielle Marshall (seven), Sophie Burgess (nine), Joshua Crumpton (eight), Tyson Burns (eight), Front (left to right), Cameron Warwick (nine), Amy Tolson (seven|), Sadie Holland (eifght), Harry Butters (nine), Aimee Lindsay (seven).
Fellow pupils applaude Aidan Morby (nine), who has achived 100 % attendance at Wallisdean Junior School in Fareham. (left to right back), Danielle Marshall (seven), Sophie Burgess (nine), Joshua Crumpton (eight), Tyson Burns (eight), Front (left to right), Cameron Warwick (nine), Amy Tolson (seven|), Sadie Holland (eifght), Harry Butters (nine), Aimee Lindsay (seven).
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CELEBRATING 100 per cent attendance at school is a remarkable achievement in one year.

But nine-year-old Aidan Morby is so committed to school, he is now celebrating achieving five years without a single absence.

Aidan is the only child to mark this achievement at Wallisdean Infant and Juniors Schools in Fareham.

And the school made him a crown to celebrate.

Aidan, said: ‘I feel a bit embarrassed.

‘But I am excited because I get to come in every day and I learn more than everyone else.

‘If I get a piece of homework it’s not about just going home and doing what I like. When I get home I still need to do my work otherwise I won’t learn.

‘My family feel excited because when they see my work they will think about how much I have learned.

‘I enjoy school. If it’s a maths test you get to learn your times tables.

‘Every day after school I tell my grandad what I did at school and he is proud of me.’

Headteacher at the school Natasha Farrell said: ‘I am incredibly proud of Aidan for his hard work he puts in.

‘We have a number of children who have achieved 100 per cent attendance this year but no-one who has made it five years running and is so dedicated to school.

‘We have some children who do struggle for a variety of reasons to maintain good attendance but we try and do lots of things to reward good attendance.

‘It’s started to make an impact on the attendance figures.

‘Aidan’s very committed and very dedicated. We are very proud to have him at the school.

‘As he matures and gets to the upper school he is going to be a fantastic ambassador.’

Aidan was invited to a tea party at the school to celebrate his achievement, with other pupils who have achieved a top attendance this year.

Aidan’s mum, Lisa Lichfield, 38, from Longfield Avenue in Fareham, added: ‘I am so proud of him for making that achievement.

‘He’s never been a poorly child, he’s in very good health.

‘I hope his sister can keep up the record when she starts school in September.

‘He’s looking forward to next year as well.’