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The parents of the Slough schoolgirl who died in a fall from a ski-lift earlier this week, visited the scene of the accident in Italy today.
Poonam Bhattal's headteacher has paid tribute to her, calling the thirteen year old an "extremely gifted, straight A" student.
The headteacher of the school attended by Poonam Bhattal, who died after falling from a ski lift in Italy, has spoken of the moment he broke the news of the her death to her parents.
Rajinder Singh Sandhu, the Principal of the Guru Nanak Sikh Academy, paid tribute to Miss Bhattal calling the 13-year-old an "extremely gifted, straight A" student.
The parents of 13 year-old Poonam Bhattal, who was killed in an accident on a school trip in Italy on Friday, have visited the scene of the accident today.
The travel company, which organised the school ski trip in which a teenager died, has released a statement:
Friends of a teenage girl who died after falling from a ski lift in Italy, have paid tribute to her on social networking sites.
The 13 year-old girl, named in reports as Poonam Bhattal from Slough, is said to have fallen 16 feet on to the piste in the Alps resort of Claviere yesterday morning.
She was on a school trip with classmates from the Guru Nanak Sikh Academy in Hayes.
Friends on Twitter described her as "a beautiful girl" who will be "dearly missed".
Police have launched an investigation and are due to question the teenager's classmates, who boarded the lift with her.