Meet the Bath schoolgirl with a 100 per cent attendance record
For many children, every slight sniffle or cold is used as an excuse to skip school and have a duvet day.
But one dedicated 18-year-old has managed to go through her entire secondary school education without having a single day off.
Natalie Green, who lives in Bear Flat, has just completed her A-levels at Hayesfield School and on the last day of term was presented with a trophy for her 100 per cent attendance.
Since she started in Year 7 in September 2005 she has been at every single lesson, even going in on snowy days because she lives nearby.
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Natalie said she hadn't gone out of her way to attend every day, but had just not had any reason to stay at home.
She said: "I just think I have been really lucky because I haven't been ill. There were days when I was feeling a bit down but I just thought I might as well go into school.
"I didn't think about it as a big thing, I think I'm just quite a healthy person. I would never have gone in if I was actually poorly.
"Also I enjoyed school, so I was always happy to go in."
Natalie added that she had first been told of her unusually good attendance in Year 11, when she was surprised to learn that she had not missed any days so far.
She said: "I asked them if they were serious because I couldn't believe it, so they went back and checked through the records and it was true."
Natalie, who lives with her mum Sue, dad Martin and two brothers Callum and Stuart, who are pupils at Beechen Cliff School, has always had a strong attendance record and only missed a couple of days when she was at Widcombe Infants and Juniors.
She is now waiting for her A-level results in chemistry, history and English language and is hoping to go to Bristol University in September to read history.
Natalie was presented with her trophy by Councillor Nathan Hartley, Bath and North East Somerset Council's cabinet member for early years, children and youth.
Head of sixth form Anne Banks said the school wanted to celebrate her achievement because it showed "exceptional resilience and dedication".