A conscientious primary school leaver has gained recognition for 100 per cent attendance... since her first day.

Eve Painter, 11, was presented with a certificate at All Saints Primary School in Maldon for never missing a day since she joined in 2007.

Eve, who will be joining her brothers at Plume in September, said: “It was nice to receive a certificate.

“I don’t get ill very often.”

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