AN ASPIRING pop star from Doncaster has been dubbed Mr Invincible after completing 14 years of schooling without missing a single day.
Trinity Academy sixth former Jake Hepworth has also been hailed by his school for his time-keeping after almost a decade and a half of never even being late.
And he puts his natural time keeping down to his guitar playing.
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, is well known for his music at the school, where he has been a regular performer at shows.
Last year he and two other teenage pupils wowed the audience at the school’s summer concert with a performance of The Jam classic The Eton Rifles.
His ambition is to be a music producer.
Jake said: “The only time I have ever been ill is during the holidays – which some people may call bad luck. 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, will sit his A-levels in the next few weeks and 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.