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Imie Harrison headteacher pays tribute to 'talented' girl
3:04pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
THE headteacher of a Kidderminster primary school where “talented” Imie Harrison attended has spoken of his “deep sadness” and “shock” at her death.
St John’s CE Primary School headteacher Lawrence Gittins paid tribute to the six-year-old who fell into the canal at Springfield Park - near the Wolverley Court Lock - yesterday. She later died in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Mr Gittins said: “Our whole school community is deeply saddened and shocked at the tragic death last night of one of our pupils Imie Harrison. She was a much loved and talented girl and we will miss her very much.
“At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Imie and all of the pupils and staff who knew her at school.
“We will offer all the support we possibly can to all those affected and are grateful to St John’s Church, the local authority [Worcestershire County Council] and the diocese for the help they are offering.
“Our focus now is to help family, friends and our whole community through this difficult time. We would appreciate you respecting our privacy to give us the space to enable us to do this.
“Again, the thoughts and prayers of our whole school community are with Imie’s family and friends and this time.”