puts it all in perspective

The worst part of my job is knowing that occasionally you will have to deal with the death of a student.

We heard this morning that one of our students from last year, a much loved student, died at the weekend.  I obviously won’t go into details but just knowing that at 16 years and 9 months this sweet boy’s life was cut short just breaks my heart.

I was watching some videos I made with him last year, just seeing his smile and hearing his laughter as he acted in front of the camera made me cry with sadness and joy.  Sadness that he is no longer here, but joy at knowing what he achieved in school. He faced so many adversities to be in mainstream education and left with qualifications – something he probably couldn’t have done a few decades ago.

I don’t know what else to say really … but I’ll never forget him!

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