Support for Salisbury students after 13 year old dies suddenly

Support for Salisbury students after 13 year old dies suddenly

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 12:03pm 7th February 2019. (Updated at 4:12pm 3rd May 2019)

The former pupil at St Edmund's passed away following a "short but aggressive illness".

Tanisha Baverstock passed away on the 31st January at Bristol Children's Hospital just days before her 14th birthday.

The teenager had been a pupil at St Edmund's in Laverstock last year but had transferred to another school following a house move.

In a letter to parents Nicola Bull, Headteacher at the Wyvern St Edmund’s Learning Campus, explained how Tanisha's death may affect current Year 9 pupils.

"This student had transferred to another school following a house move, but was known to many of our current Year 9 students and also students in other year groups.

"If your child has been affected by this and would like some support, please let them know that the pastoral support team are available to help."

The head has also written to Tanisha's family on behalf of the Wyvern St Edmund’s community to "send our condolences at this very difficult and sad time."

Tanisha's mum released a video on the family's You Tube channel announcing her daughter's death.

On the social media site Kelly Baverstock says: "Lost my beautiful little girl today, she was diagnosed with cancer yesterday and died in 24 hours."

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