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Video: family join schoolfriends to remember Jessica

The mother of one of Jessica Lawson's schoolmates has been speaking about her decision to organise a release of balloons in her memory.

Jessica's parents joined more than 100 of their daughter's schoolmates and their families at Wolfreton School this lunchtime to share their memories of her.

Beck Davison organised the balloon release. Her daughter Megan was in the same year group at the school as Jessica.


Jessica's parents join balloon release in her memory

Friends gather for Jessica Credit: Calendar

The parents of 12-year-old Jessica Lawson who drowned on a school trip in France have joined dozens of her friends and their parents for a balloon release outside her school.

More than a hundred people gathered to remember Jessica at Wolfreton School in East Yorkshire. They met at the school gates where dozens of flowers have been laid for the schoolgirl.

School friends release balloons for Jessica Credit: Calendar

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Family post video tribute of Jessica

The family of a 12-year-old who drowned on a school trip to France have posted a video on social media in her memory.

12-year-old schoolgirl Jessica Lawson died on Wednesday Credit: Facebook

Jessica Lawson died in what's being described as a swimming accident after a pontoon overturned on a lake in the Meymac area of central France.

Around 20 classmates and teachers who were also on the trip have now returned to Hull where flowers have been left outside Wolfreton School.

Jess's family have travelled to France to bring her body home.

Jess's dad, Anthony, posted this tribute video on Facebook:

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