Tuesday 6 December 2016

Perfect pupils have never missed day

Jacqueline Hogge

Published 03/06/2010 | 05:00

Emma Gleeson, left, and Fiona Comer never missed a day during their 14 years in the education system. Photo: Ray Ryan
Emma Gleeson, left, and Fiona Comer never missed a day during their 14 years in the education system. Photo: Ray Ryan

THEY'RE a class act. School friends Emma Gleeson and Fiona Carter have achieved the remarkable feat of perfect attendance since they entered the education system 14 years ago.

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From playschool, through national school and right up to the end of their secondary schooling, the two students at Dunmore Community School in north Galway have never missed a day.

The girls will sit the Leaving Cert next week after finishing with an unrivalled attendance record of 2,299 days.

Figures released earlier this week by the National Educational Welfare Board revealed that second-level pupils miss an average of 13 school days each year. The average number of days missed annually in national school is 12.

Irish Independent

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