• The children's schools and nurseries have spoken about their characters today.

  • Riley

Our entire school community is absolutely devastated by this news.

Nicola Glover, Head teacher at Castlechurch Primary School
  • Tilly

Tilly was a happy little girl who loved coming to nursery. She was a friendly and caring child who loved to read stories, dress up and paint. Tilly was always proud of her achievements.

Nicola Glover, Head teacher at Castlechurch Primary School
  • Olly

Olly was a happy, loving boy who loved cuddles. He was always happy to come to nursery and loved to be in the role play area with the dolls.

Nicola Glover, Head teacher at Castlechurch Primary School
  • Keegan

Keegan was lively, full of fun and mischief with a really endearing smile. He loved school and everyone who worked with him loved him.

Kim Ellis, Head teacher at Marshlands Special School

Both schools say that support is in place for staff and pupils.

A Facebook page has been set up where the community is offering any help they can - donations of clothes, furniture and bedding, and there are suggestions a charity fundraising day could be organised.

Nearly £4000 has been pledged on a Crowdfunding website.

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