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Heartfelt tributes after a 14-year-old boy's death

Heartfelt tributes after a 14-year-old boy's death

Published by Emma Carton at 6:36am 23rd November 2018. (Updated at 1:11pm 23rd November 2018)

Heartfelt tributes are being paid after the death of a 14-year-old schoolboy in Cornwall.

St Ives School says everyone is deeply saddened and added that he will be "hugely missed".

Staff say support is being offered to students, after the youngster lost his life on Tuesday.

In a letter to parents, the school said it is working closely with bereavement support agencies.


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St Ives School is offering specialist support to its students after the 'tragic death' of a 14-year-old boy


"St Ives School has been deeply saddened by news today of the sudden and tragic death of one of our students overnight. He will be hugely missed by staff and students. The school is working closely with agencies, including Penhaligon's Friends.

"I have informed the students of this news in school today and I know how difficult it has been for them.

"We know that children deal with grief in many different ways and that they will react differently over the coming days and weeks.

"It is important to give children time to ask questions, to express their feelings and to answer them as honestly as you can.

"The school has been advised to keep routine as normal as possible while children come to terms with this sad news, as children feel safer when their familiar routines are continued.

"Whilst we understand the impact this has on individual students, support is available in school".

St Ives' School Letter

The letter adds that staff, trained in supporting children to deal with loss and bereavement, will continue to be in school over the coming days and weeks.

Parents and children with any concerns can contact Penhaligon's Friends here, online counselling service Kooth at Kooth.com and from Childline on 0800 1111.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are not treating the youngster's death as suspicious.

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