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Siblings Who Didn't Take A Single Day Off School Over 12 Year Period

14/08/2014 16:50 | Updated 22 May 2015

Siblings who didn't take a single day off school over 12 year period

While some parents struggle with getting their children up and ready to go to school in the mornings, there have been no such problems in the Ghent household.

In fact, sisters Chloe and Holly and brother Daniel loved school so much they never missed a single day – and have now been hailed Britain's most devoted pupils.

The siblings have a 100 per cent attendance record in class - without once skiving or taking a sickie over a 12 year period - a staggering 7,000 days.

Holly, 20, Daniel, 18, and Chloe, 16, all went to the same primary and secondary schools in Hanham, Bristol, but never missed a single day.

Daniel did have a near miss and nearly ruined their perfect record after suffering a burst appendix - but 'luckily' that was during the summer holidays.

Chloe is the latest sibling to emerge from school with a perfect record - after finishing classes last week ahead of her GCSE exams.

The sporty siblings, of Bristol, put their impressive attendance record down to a love of classes - and hardy immune systems.

Proud mum Janet, 54, said she never had any trouble getting the kids out of bed and into school.

She said: "They all had chicken pox when they were at playgroup, so that was out of the way before they started school.

"They had the usual coughs and colds but were able to keep going. They seem to like the atmosphere.

"They have all got involved in lots of after-school clubs and activities. I think it was just luck, really. They were ill from time to time but it just seemed to be at weekends or during the holidays.

"As each one got through infant school without missing a day we thought it would be nice if they could continue like that and do it for all their schooling."

Daniel said: "My older sister did it first so I thought I would see if I could do it too. I was never really that ill that I had to stay off, and I was mostly just ill at the weekends."

Daniel is training to be a doctor, Holly is currently at Cardiff University and Chloe will only return to school for her exams.

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