A primary school is saying goodbye to two pupils who have never had a day off sick in seven years.
Jeremy Thurairajah and Cameron Machin, both 11, have a 100% attendance record for their entire seven year education at St Louis Catholic Primary School in Aylesbury.
Headteacher Margaret Louisy said: “We have never had two pupils with this achievement before and I doubt we ever will again, but we are incredibly proud of the boys.”
The boys, who started in reception class in September 2007, have been active members of the school community and Mrs Lousiy describes them as ‘resilient and enthusiastic’.
Though the boys have a squeaky clean attendance record, there have been days when they haven’t felt 100%.
Jeremy, of Watermead, said: “I remember one day when I was in Year 4 I felt really sick, like I was going to throw up.
“I had a glass of water and my teacher asked if I wanted to go home, I said ‘no, I have to keep going’ and I was fine.”
The pals will be split up come September when Jeremy takes up his place at Aylesbury Grammar School and Cameron, also of Watermead, starts at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School.
The boys will be honoured in a special leavers’ assembly on July 23 before they break up for the summer holidays.