Pearce (11) also makes it through school with­out a day off through ill health

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Another pupil who has shown re­mark­able ded­i­ca­tion to his stud­ies is young Pearce Cannon from To­ry­glen.

Pearce ( 11) at­tends St Fil­lan’s Pri­mary School in Cath­cart and is due to move to Holy­rood sec­ondary af­ter the sum­mer.

And Pe a rce was pre­sented with a spe­cial award by the school af­ter not miss­ing a sin­gle day of class from pri­mary one straight through to pri­mary seven.

Pearce lives on Ard­mory Av­enue with mum Clare and dad Michael.

Mum Clare (44) said: “I think he’s got an im­mune sys­tem of steel!

“He’s man­aged to dodge chicken pox twice! And when you con­sider there’s around 500 chil­dren who go to St Fil­lan’s, it re­ally is re­mark­able he’s man­aged to do it.”

Pearce has one brother Michael (20) and four sis­ters, Erin (17), Grace (5), An­gelina (3) and Ciara (14).

And his re­mark­able im­mune sys­tem seems to run in the fam­ily, as his broth­ers and sis­ters are rarely off school.

Clare added: “My kids are rarely sick though. His big sis­ter Ciara has only missed one day of school when she was in pri­mary six.”

Pearce also leads a healthy l i f e s t y l e, which Clare also thinks con­trib­uted to his ter­rific record: “The school also ask what his se­cret is, but all in all I’m not sure!

“He’s got good genes, but he also eats well, although he is a big eater!

“He ex­er­cises and does the mar­tial art Tukido.

“He wants to keep his record go­ing and go through Holy­rood with a 100 per cent record.”

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