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School issues tribute to former pupil

A schoolgirl has died after a fall at her school in Norfolk.

Ron Munson, headteacher at Taverham High School, where she was a pupil said:

It was with great sadness this morning that we told students and staff the heartbreaking news of the death of one of our year eight pupils. Everybody is deeply saddened, and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this terribly difficult time.

Staff and students are being given the support they need to try to help them come to terms with what has happened, both immediately and in the coming weeks and months, and give them every opportunity to share their memories of their friend if they want to do so.

She was a sunny girl and a bright student who worked hard, played a full part in our school community and could often be seen around the school, getting involved in whatever was going on, and always smiling. She was a big part of our school and we are all deeply affected by her loss.

The County Council's Critical Incident Team is currently at the school to support staff and students, and our own pastoral team is also helping us through this extremely difficult time.

– Ron Munson, Head of Taverham High

Norfolk County Council has informed the Health and Safety Executive and an investigation is underway.

Police are also investigating the circumstances surrounding the pupil's death on behalf of the coroner

Schoolgirl dies after fall

A high school pupil from Norfolk who fell during a PE lesson last week has died in hospital.

The pupil from Taverham High School, who has not yet been named, fell off a pommel horse and landed on her head.

She was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge but died yesterday afternoon. Staff and students are now being offered counselling. A Health and Safety Investigation is underway.