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Tragic loss of Shelley student, Katelyn Dawson

Tragic loss of Katelyn Dawson


We were devastated to hear the news that Katelyn passed away yesterday and our hearts go out to her family, who have suffered such a tragic and sudden loss.

Katelyn was a passionate, popular student, who was just starting to realise how much potential she had.  She loved life and lived it to the full.  She loved to dance and was starting to plan her options for when she left school this year.  Her loss, at a time when she had everything to look forward to in life, is sad beyond words.

We will be supporting students and staff alike over the next few days.  They are understandably very upset and we will do all we can to help them come to terms with this loss.  We will also try to celebrate Katelyn’s life, which was sadly cut so short, and the many happy memories we have of her.  As a mark of respect, we will be cancelling the parents’ consultation planned for this evening and a book of condolences has been opened for students to record their thoughts.

Our thoughts are also with one of our sixth form students, Georgia, who was also injured in the collision.  We wish her a speedy recovery and will offer her all the support we can.

John McNally

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