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Lad Misses Family Holiday To Try To Win iPad For Good Attendance, Wins A Pen

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Lad Misses Family Holiday To Try To Win iPad For Good Attendance, Wins A Pen

I can't lie, I loved throwing the odd sicky when I was at school to stay at home eating tea and toast and watching Jeremy Kyle.

Sam Stannard on the other hand never missed a day of school in his damn life.

Because of this impressive achievement, the teenager was entered into a prize draw each year for students who achieved 100 per cent attendance.

The prize up for grabs was an Apple iPad - so when his family booked to go on a skiing holiday, he decided to miss it so that he could maintain his perfect record and be in with a chance of winning the top prize.

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However, when the ceremony was held at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy in Brighton, another kid was awarded the iPad and poor Sam was given nothing but a certificate and a pen.

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His dad, Lee, 52, told The Sun: "He was a bit disappointed to have got through the whole of secondary school and not miss a lesson, to only be awarded a fountain pen.

"You would have thought for the last day of term prize draw, they would have given him the iPad.

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"No one would have known any different if they had just awarded it to him.

"I was down-hearted for him."

Sam added: "My family goes on holiday skiing most years, and when my whole family went in February, I didn't go.

"Every term I was entered and I wasn't picked once, I was a bit unlucky. But that's the way it goes.

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"If I could go back I probably would have gone skiing."

It's an outrage if you ask me. #Justice4Sam.

Featured image credit: PA

Sian Broderick
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