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Queries re football shirts for Stewart - Friday 28.8.15. Children can wear ANY football shirt. School shirts available if any child WISHES to borrow one.
Stewart's funeral will now be at 11.45 am on Friday 28.8.15 at Bury Parish Church followed by burial at Bury Cemetery at 1pm. Children wishing to wear a school kit football shirt can pick one up from school from 9am on Friday.
I am sorry to inform you all of another tragedy for our school family. Stewart Sheridan passed away last night.
You will be aware of Stewart’s battle against a brain tumour that his family had known was inoperable since February. Stewart’s great ambition was to get back to school but recently his treatment had ended and he was able to pass away peacefully. The hair that was so much part of his identity had grown back to show his handsome self and next to his bed was a grinning photo with a school friend.
Stewart will be greatly missed in the playground and in the classroom as well as at home. He was a lively, cheeky, lad’s lad and was one of the two best footballers I have ever seen at primary age level. His room is decorated with Manchester City shirts worn by Frank Lampard and Sergio Agrero but, I am proud to say, also a blue and yellow Fairfield football shirt!
Stewart’s friends in Y5 kept their support of him going from when his illness first started and he treasured their cards and visits. The love of the whole school and wider community was felt when Miss Caine organised our “Blue Nose Day” which raised funds but most importantly showed our support for him.
Stewart’s family have been through the worst of times but have not left his bedside at home or in hosptital for seven months. We send all of our love and best wishes to them all but particularly Mike, Kelly and Amy.
Having said goodbye to Jake yesterday, the twentieth of August will go down as our school’s saddest day.
God Bless Stewart and his family!
Chris Ashley – 21.8.15
Jake Boardman Year 5
It is with great sadness that I have to pass on the tragic news that our Y5 pupil, Jake Boardman has died.
Jake had been very seriously ill for some weeks and was being treated in Birmingham Children's Hospital. His condition had deteriorated rapidly and he lost his battle on Friday.
Jake was a huge character within school, known and loved by children and adults alike for his sense of humour and steely determination.
Although not thought to be connected to his recent illness, for a number of years Jake had been beset by the symptoms of Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT) which affects nerves and muscles and as a result, mobility. Never did this prevent him from trying anything or joining in whatever activity the class were undertaking. He always had his hand up in assemblies, won swimming awards, played football in the playground, was a trusty friend and played the guitar with the aim of emulating his heroes, The Rolling Stones.
Jake's real heroes were of course his parents. Mr and Mrs Boardman gave Jake his strength of character and supported him every inch of the way in making the most of his precious time. Their grief will be immeasurable and I am sure you will join me in thinking of them and praying for them.
I spoke to Mr Boardman yesterday and passed on the deep sorrow that all of the Fairfield community will feel. Nobody will be surprised to know that Mr Boardman told me that Jake was still fighting right up until Friday.
The loss of a child is a special tragedy and we will offer whatever support children need on their return to school. I can be contacted on [email protected]
There is no further news at present and will await the family's wishes as regards Jake's funeral.
God bless Jake and his family.
4th August 2015