The headmaster of a school on the Isle of Wight has been the latest to pay tribute to a ten your old pupil killed in a car crash. Evey Rose Staley's parents remain in a critical condition after the collision on the main road between Newport and Cowes on Friday night. The driver of the other car was arrested at the scene.
Mr Howard Edwards is the Headmaster of Ryde Junior School:
**"Our thoughts and prayers are with Evey's family at this sad time. We cannot begin to imagine their pain and suffering.
Evey was a delightful and popular girl, with a very wide circle of friends. She was always kind and most considerate of others, with a bright, friendly smile on her face. Evey was a lovely girl; she was supportive of all members of the school community both in the Junior School and in the boarding house. If you had ever been fortunate to have met or got to know Evey you would know why she was so popular with both her peers and teachers alike.
Evey enjoyed life to the full and with her endearing smile, contributed so much to our school. She was well organised, worked hard and was a most able pupil. In her end of year exams Evey's marks were outstanding and she had a bright future ahead of her. Evey not only worked hard but she enjoyed all the other aspects of school life, particularly sports.
We have been blessed to have had Evey in our school and she will be greatly missed by all."**
Tribute from the Head of Boarding, Miss Ann Sutton:"It is with immense sadness that we learned of Evey's tragic death. As our youngest boarder, Evey was always such a vibrant, lively and popular young lady who will be greatly missed by each and every member of our close-knit boarding community.*Evey will always be remembered for her fun loving character, comical sense of humour, enquiring mind and boundless energy, which together with her infectious giggle, radiated a wonderful presence throughout the boarding house.Our thoughts and prayers are with Evey's family and friends. Our special thoughts are with Evey's elder sister, Ellie, at this extremely difficult time."*