Mr Invincible does not miss a day

Trinity Academy student Jake Hepworth is presented with his attendance certificate by Principal Ian Brew for not missing a single day of school in 14 years
Trinity Academy student Jake Hepworth is presented with his attendance certificate by Principal Ian Brew for not missing a single day of school in 14 years

A SUPER-fit student has been hailed Mr Invincible after completing 14 years of schooling without missing a single day.

Trinity Academy sixth former Jake Hepworth was also praised for his time-keeping after almost a decade and a half of never being late.

Jake’s school days began at South Common First School, in Thorne, before he moved to Brooke Primary. He then went to Thorne Grammar for two years before attending Trinity Academy, where he has studied for an extra year after changing A Levels.

The 18-year-old, from Thorne, attributes his natural time keeping to his musical ability as a guitar player.

He said: “The only time I have ever been ill is during the holidays – which some people may call bad luck,” said Jake, whose dream it is to be a music producer.

“I must have good resistance to disease. When friends heard about the award they started calling me Mr Invincible.

“As for the time keeping, I used to set my alarm for 6.30am but I have got to the point where I don’t need it, I just wake up naturally. It must be something to do with being musical and keeping in time.”

Trinity Academy principal Ian Brew said: “Clearly Jake loves and values school and this attendance record is something worth celebrating as it shows tremendous commitment.

“It also sets a fantastic example to students throughout the Academy which all can aspire to throughout their working lives as well.”

Jake, who also plays the ukulele, mandolin and the didgeridoo, has secured a place at Huddersfield University to study popular music production, a five year degree course which involves two years work experience in the music industry.