A student who never took a single day off during her five years at Woodham Academy has been rewarded for her amazing achievement.
Lucy Ratcliffe recently left Woodham Academy with 13 GCSEs, including 10 at A*, A or equivalent.
In recognition of her impeccable attendance, Lucy was presented with an award and certificate at the Emirates Stadium in Chester-le-Street.
Headteacher Christine Forsyth said Lucy’s dedication, resilience and conscientious attitude had “shone through” during her time at Woodham Academy.
“Lucy has never failed to meet the highest standards in behaviour, attendance, and academic achievement,” said Mrs Forsyth.
“She has always been polite and eager to pursue all opportunities to excel. Lucy has truly been a joy to teach, and a valuable student both in her subject-based classes and in her tutorial group.”
Lucy joined 20 other students from the region at a ceremony at the stadium to celebrate their achievement. They were presented with their awards by Karen Wight from the Mark and Karen breakfast show on Metro radio.
Lucy has now gone onto further education at college in Durham to study A-levels and has expressed an interest in careers in either medicine or engineering.
“The school is in no doubt that whatever it is she decides to pursue she will excel and achieve her dreams,” Mrs Forsyth added.