Caroline Hoddinott, headteacher of Haybridge High in Hagley in Worcestershire said Luke Chapman was a much loved son, grandson, friend and student and will be missed very much.
The boy who collapsed and died during a rugby match yesterday was a pupil at the Haybridge High School and Sixth Form.
The fifteen-year-old was playing in a school friendly match against the Baxter College in Kidderminster yesterday afternoon.
A minutes' silence has taken place this morning at the school where a 15 year old boy collapsed and died on a rugby pitch yesterday afternoon. Baxter College in Kidderminster were hosting a friendly match against Haybridge High. A statement on the Baxter College website read:
West Midlands Ambulance Service have confirmed that it was called to Baxter College, Habberley Road, Kidderminster at around 4.30pm yesterday afternoon after reports of a teenage boy who had stopped breathing on a rugby field. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:
Chair of Governors, Mr Tony Homer of Worcestershire County Council has released a statement following the death of a 15 year old boy at a rugby match at Baxter College in Kidderminster:
A statement has been released by Haybridge High School and Sixth Form in Worcestershire following the death of a 15 year old schoolboy who collapsed during a rugby match. The statement from headteacher Caroline Hoddinott reads:
A 15 year old boy from Worcester has died after collapsing during a rugby match.
It happened yesterday afternoon. He was a pupil at Haybridge High School.
The boy was airlifted from Baxter College in Kidderminster to the Birmingham Children's Hospital on Tuesday afternoon .
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