Teachers pay tribute after death of 12-year-old schoolboy

Tragic Tyrese Glasgow’s former head teacher, Mary Garvey, has paid tribute to the “amazing young man, loved by all who knew him.”

Tyrese, 12, from Manchester Road, Mossley died last Wednesday. He attended St Anne’s RC Primary School, Greenacres until last year when he moved to Saddleworth High.

Saddleworth School sign smallerMs Garvey, Head of School at St Anne’s, revealed sports keen Tyrese only recently re-visited St Anne’s for an open evening, proudly wearing his Saddleworth uniform.

“The staff are devastated,” she told the Independent/Correspondent. “He was loved by all of them.

“He was an amazing young man with an engaging personality. He was such a bubbly character and everyone knew Tyrese because he had such an infectious smile. He would charm us all.

“Nothing was ever too much trouble for him and he would even look after the younger children.”

Ms Garvey confirmed Tyrese had come through the age groups at St Anne’s before finishing in Year Six with great academic SATs success.

Anne Ostmeier, Executive Head Teacher, relayed the tragic news of his death to former friends and school mates last Friday when prayers were said at a ‘golden book’ assembly.

“The staff are currently thinking of the best way we can remember Tyrese,” added Ms Garvey. “But he will never be forgotten.”

News of Tyrese’s death has also been felt at St Damian’s RC Science College on Lees Road-a feeder secondary school for many St Anne’s pupils.

Assistant head, Margaret Banks, confirmed counselling would be offered to pupils and parents affected by the tragedy.

A mass for the repose of Tyrese’s soul, led by Father Simon, is to be held at the School Chapel at 3.30pm on Tuesday, June 21.

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