Dy­lan picks up a spe­cial award for his per­fect at­ten­dance at pri­mary school

Not one day off through sick­ness

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

A Half­way lad has scooped a spe­cial award af­ter mak­ing it through pri­mary school with­out tak­ing any sick days.

Dy­lan Smith ( 11) at­tended St Cadoc’s Pri­mary School, and will be go­ing on to Trin­ity High af­ter the sum­mer hol­i­days.

And Dy­lan was given a spe­cial achieve­ment award by the school af­ter record­ing 100 per cent at­ten­dance through­out pri­maries one to seven.

Mum Julie ( 44), who works in Ruther­glen Li­brary, at­tributes his im­pres­sive record to a pas­sion for learn­ing as well as a healthy lifestyle.

She said: “He loves learn­ing and does very well in school.

“He’s also very ac­tive, he plays football for Ham­p­den Boy’s Club and goes run­ning quite a lot.

“He’s also a very healthy eater, he’s right in to his fruit, veg and pasta.

“He’s had a per­fect at­ten­dance cer­tifi­cate through ev­ery year at pri­mary school.”

How­ever Dy­lan’s knack for im­pres­sive at­ten­dance seems to run in the fam­ily.

Dy­lan will be join­ing sis­ter Re­bekka (13) at Trin­ity High. She has had per­fect at­ten­dance at high school so far and only had two days off in pri­mary two when at­tend­ing St Cadoc’s Pri­mary.

And brother Kyran (8) had per­fect at­ten­dance in pri­mary two.

Julie added: “I’m lucky that I’ve got healthy kids. If they were sick I would keep them off school, but they hardly ever get ill, and Dy­lan has never been sick!

“He’ll be aim­ing for per­fect at­ten­dance at Trin­ity as well.”

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