203The most dedicated pupils in County Durham are wanted for a special celebration event.

Durham County Council is trying to track down teenagers in their final year of secondary school and children in their last year of primary who have a 100 per cent attendance record.

Those pupils, who have not missed even a half day in class throughout their whole secondary or primary career, will be invited to a special celebration event.

The evening, at Durham County Cricket Club, will include an awards presentation and photographs.

Families who think their child may have a 100 per cent attendance record to date should contact their child’s school.

The council is also contacting schools direct in order to identify eligible pupils.

To be eligible for an award, the attendance must continue to be 100 per cent until the pupil’s official leaving date in the summer.