Outstanding pupil at Bulwell school receives award and bike for attendance

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Eloise Stimson, a 10-year-old pupil at Bulwell’s Hempshill Hall Primary School was given a big surprise by her headteacher Helen Ridge, during a special assembly .

The unsuspecting youngster, described as “a model pupil and a role model to her peers” was presented with a bicycle, helmet and accessories after being singled out as the school’s “champion scholar”.

For the past four-years, Eloise who lives in Hempshill Vale, has achieved an amazing attendance record missing just two days in all that time.

In recognition of that achievement, the likeable youngster was invited to attend a presentation at Nottingham’s Council House, with her family, where she was presented with a Lord Mayor’s Award for attendance excellence.

As she was called out by Mrs Helen Ridge, Eloise was given a rousing reception by pupils and staff and was introduced to rotarians Bill Smith and Geof Bosworth, who presented her with her special prize.

Mr Smith a past president of Bulwell and Basford Rotary Club and Mr Bosworth, the club’s newest member, handed over the bicycle and accessories and praised her amazing attendance record at the school she loves.

“According to Mrs Ridge, Eloise has missed just two days in four years and on one of those occasions she came to school in her pyjamas in a valiant bid to keep her record intact. She is a remarkable young lady and we as rotarians are proud to present her with gifts to reward her efforts.”

Mrs Ridge added: “Eloise is a really positive role model. We feel privileged to have her in our school. She does so much to help other pupils and is always honest,kind and generous in everything she does.”

Eloise’s special friend Charlotte Scott added: “I am proud to be her best friend. You can always trust her and she has been so supportive of me during my family’s difficult times.”

PICTURE 1 Eloise (front right) with Rotary guests and headteacher Helen Ridge and pupil Charlotte Scott.

PICTURE 2 Eloise (right) shows off her Mayor’s Award to friend Charlotte Scott.