Stoke Holy Cross schoolgirl leaves with 100pc attendance record

A super-healthy girl from Stoke Holy Cross has left her secondary school with a very impressive attendance record - she has never had a day off sick there or at her previous primary school.

Annabel Williams, who will be 16 on Wednesday, July 20, left Framingham Earl High School on Friday, July 1.

She attended Stoke Holy Cross Primary School before that, and at a rough estimate must have spent in total more than 2,000 days at school without being sick once.

She said: 'I don't know why I have never been off school sick, but I'm healthy and I never get ill.'

Mum Sally Williams attributed part of her daughter's achievement to her enjoying life to the full and always being happy with a smile on her face, but she added that the whole family was very healthy.

She said: 'Annabel's brother and sister Lee and Lucy also never had a day off sick when they were at school, apart from us taking them on holiday when they were at primary school.'

Next up for the teenager is a two-year college course studying beauty therapy, and she hopes one day to own her own salon.

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Last year she was a top 20 finalist in the Kerri Parker Teen Model of the Year competition, set up by the Norfolk model.

Framingham Earl School headteacher Nicola Furneaux said: 'We do have a very good attendance record overall here at school, but this is something very special. She has to be thoroughly congratulated on her achievement, and I'm delighted for her.

'The challenge now will be for her to keep it up for the next two years at college.'

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