Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Byline: By Amanda Crook

Youngsters who haven't missed a single day of school celebrated their success at St James' Park last night.

Pupils, aged eight to 19, from across the city were given certificates and prizes at the awards ceremony.

The evening was hosted by Metro Radio's Paul "Goffy" Gough and the youngsters also met members of the Newcastle United academy.

All 130 youngsters invited to the event have been to school every day for at least the last three years.

Walbottle Campus pupil Lee Watson, 16, has the city's best attendance record - 100% for almost 12 years.

Edward Thompson, 15, from Walker Technology College, who has 10 years full attendance said: "I've been coming to these events for years, they're fun and there are some great prizes.

"It is really good for the younger kids to have an event like this because it will really encourage them to go to school."

All the youngsters were handed goody bags with prizes donated by local companies including the Evening Chronicle, Newcastle United, Nexus, MetroCentre, Asda, Centre for Life, Blue Reef, JJB Sports, Aquarium, and WH Smith.

Some youngsters won match tickets for Newcastle United, Eldon Square vouchers, cinema tickets and passes for Metroland.

Gillian Maclauchlan, attendance officer at Newcastle Council, said: "All of the pupils who have been invited to this event deserve to be proud of their achievements. We hear so much about children who don't go to school that sometimes we forget most actually have great attendance and don't take time off unless they are sick."

Proud record

11 years

Lee Watson, 16

10 years

Damien Barlow, 16

Edward Thompson, 15

9 years

Michael Bowden, 17

8 years

Lynda Justice, 13

Jack Hurst, 12

7 years

Ben Dawson, 15, Amy Bradley, 16, Sarah Pattinson, 17, Stephen Phillipson, 14, Claire Taylor, 12

Deborah Dawson, 11, Christopher Halford, 14, Rachel Ormston, 14, Scott Edgar, 16, Tania Ormston, 11, Henna Javed, 13

6 years

Amy Adamson, 12, Jordan Johnson, 11, James Henderson, 12, Kevin Edgar, 11, Amanda Leathart, 11, Rachel Proctor, 12, Hayley Jennings, 14, Melanie Ball, 14, Aminur Ahmed, 17, Philip Magee, 14, Vikki Russell, 16, William Muse, 17, Kayleigh Schofield, 18, Joanne Brayson, 18, Fay Hordon, 19, Michael Kirkup, 18

5 years

Niaomi Beak, 11, Ryan Carter, 12, Rachel Ewart, 15, Alexander Fawcett, 12, Aaron Henderson, 9, Amy Mitford, 12, Carly Mullen, 11, Jennifer McConville, 17, Felicity Thow, 17, Benjamin Clegg, 10, Kevin Maughan, 17, Daniel Watson, 17, Amanda Curtis, 16, Rebecca Gaffney, 17, Scott Shiel, 16, Amy Thompson, 16, Gareth Wilkinson, 11, Jason Milor, 11

4 years

Paige Temperley, 12, Iona Mills, 9, Dani Jeffrey, 8, Richard Morgan, 17, Jason Liu, 15, David Kirkup, 14, Cheryl Guthrie, 16, Amanda Hughes, 16, Andrew Parker, 16, Jason Rudowski, 15, Ofuchi Egbuji, 11, Roisin Myers, 11, Darren Wakenshaw, 15, Charlotte Kenney, 8, Hollie Hicks, 10, Robert Austin, 9, Michael Snowdon, 12, Ashleigh Jelley, 12, Michael Gray, 14, Katie Lee, 15, Lee Martin, 16, Claire Shorter, 17, Natalie Grimes, 17, Muhammed Rauf, 11, Colin Robson, 16

3 years

Coral-Jade Foster, 9, Nicole Patton, 11, Lucy Whitehall, 9, Stephanie Kettle, 11, Sarah Bambrough, 11, Ryan Holmes, 8, Liam Barker, 11, Mohamed Ramadan, 11, Emily Kelly, 13, Emily Salter, 16, Andrew Hobbs, 16, Thomas Park, 12, Jill Arnold, 12, Vanessa Tang, 15, Jennifer Brignall, 16, Alice Cordell, 16, Ziqi Yang, 16, David Parker, 17, Owen Graham, 13, Nicholas Livingstone, 14, Ross Watson, 13, Ashley Holt, 15, Amy Dalrymple, 8, Kayleah Forster, 10, Daniella Taylor, 14, Elliott Wake, 9, Rebecca Major, 11, Daniel Giles, 12, Shaun McDade, 12, Christopher Murray, 13, Stuart Laing, 17, Rebecca Mather, 9, Sophie Monaghan, 10, Victoria Loane, 15, Megan Fitzgerald, 9, Martin Henderson, 14, Christopher Larkin, 15, Kirsty Johnstone, 17, Victoria Orr, 11, Ryan Carr, 13, Dean Bird, 15, Toni Black, 16, Kayley Cochrane, 15, Kayleigh Harrison, 16, Simon Hogg, 11, Ashley Southall, 11, Natalie Welsh, 11, David Foster, 15, James Harrison, 15, Faye Sewell, 10, Robert Hamilton, 16, Cara Robson, 17, David Richardson, 18, Maral Rahmantalab, 19

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