The parents of a schoolboy who is studying for a diploma have unveiled a new silver frame that looks exactly like a gold one.
Daniel James Gurney, 17, has been receiving free lessons from his mother in the city of Gurnee since he was two years old.
He is the son of teacher and actor Nick Gurneys.
His father, Nick, has also taught Daniel at the local secondary school.
The frame is the result of a collaborative effort between Nick Gourney and a local company called the Gurnez.
They had been designing frames for a few years when Daniel and his brother, Jordan, decided to take on the project.
Daniel is a student at St Albans High School in Gurnesse.
“I’m not going to lie, I thought, ‘This is ridiculous’,” he said.
“When you’re little, your mind is made up.
It’s quite a lot to take in and I just thought, you know what, this is the best idea I’ve had in a long time.”
I was in awe and it was really nice to see it and I thought ‘I’m going to do this and it will pay for itself’.
“I’m excited because it’s really nice.
The whole thing is a bit of a challenge, but once you start, you really get used to it and you realise that it’s a great idea.”
The frame is made out of bronze and silver, so it’s going to look fantastic on the shelves and it’ll be something I can proudly display.
“Daniel, who was born with a defect in his left arm, has received free lessons in the school since he turned two.
“It’s not the first time I’ve seen it, but I don’t want to put it down, so I decided to make a new frame for him. “
“Daniel has a huge talent for maths and I know he’s going through a tough time. “
I’m really proud of him and the frame means that he’s getting a good education.” “
Daniel has a huge talent for maths and I know he’s going through a tough time.
I’m really proud of him and the frame means that he’s getting a good education.”
The frame comes with a certificate of completion, and Daniel said it was “great” to have his name on it.
“The fact that my name is on it gives me a bit more confidence,” he said, adding that he is “really excited” to show off the frame.
“If I ever do have to use it, it will be for a special purpose, but for now it’s just going to be for me.”
The Gurnees, who have been running the school for two years, said they had spent more than $100,000 on the frame and that the family was grateful for the support from the public.
“We’ve been very lucky, we’ve got people from all over the world coming and going, and there’s a lot of support around the country,” Sarah Gurnei said.
“People from the world over come and spend time with Daniel and we know that the school has been successful in getting Daniel to school, and I think that’s what people are looking for in this school.”
We’ve had to make the decision to get him out of school at such a young age because we knew what the school was about, but we know how great Daniel is.