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School pays tribute to ‘lovely young student’ who died in Manchester Arena explosion

Posted on - 23rd May, 2017 - 11:20am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News

 

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Georgina Callandar has died after the explosion at Manchester Arena

A school in Croston has paid tribute after one of their former pupils was killed in the explosion in Manchester last night (May 22).

Georgina Callandar, 18, is the first victim to be named as among the 22 people killed at Manchester Arena in a suspected terrorist attack.

Georgina, from Tarleton, had previously attended Bishop Rawstorne in Croston and the school has now paid tribute.

The statement from the school said: “Following the shocking events in Manchester yesterday, we have been informed that one of our former students, Georgina Callendar has died as a result of injuries sustained.

“Georgina was a lovely young student who was very popular with her peers and the staff and always made the most of the opportunities she had at the school.

More: How Preston responded to the attack at Manchester Arena

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Georgina’s family at this terrible time, and we think especially of her brothers Harry and Daniel who are also former students of the school.

“All of our students will gather together today for a time of prayer and reflection and to give thanks for the life of Georgina.”

Runshaw College has also issued a tribute following the news.

They said: “It is with enormous sadness that it appears that one of the people who lost their lives in Monday’s Manchester attack was one of our students here at Runshaw College.

“Georgina Callander was a former Bishop Rawstorne pupil studying with us on the second year of her Health and Social Care course.

“Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina’s friends, family, and all of those affected by this loss.

“We are offering all available support possible at this tragic time, including counselling with our dedicated student support team.”

The aftermath of the incident has seen an outpouring of sympathy from key figures and firms from across Preston and the surrounding area.

Preston City Council issued a statement, stating: “We are devastated by the news of last night’s attack and our thoughts are with all who have been affected.”

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