Mandy Pritchard, Head of School for Society, Health and Childhood at Blackpool and The Fylde College said:
“Sasha was studying a Level 1 Childcare course withBlackpool and The Fylde College. Since enrolling with us last September, shehad been making fantastic progress.
"Sasha worked hard and was looking forwardto carrying out a work placement and progressing to Level 2 and ultimately acareer in Childcare.
“She was a friendly, considerate individual who cared about herfellow students. Her classmates are understandably upset and the College is offering all the support it can at this difficult time.
“Our thoughts are with Sasha’s family.”
“Sasha was your typical teenager, a fun loving girl who enjoyed spending time with her friends and boyfriend"
Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a 16-year-old girl was found in a back alley in Blackpool.