On a beautiful spring afternoon, friends and family gathered at Longhill High School to share their thoughts and memories of much-loved student, Jordan Jamieson. It has been a whole year since Jordan, aged 15, passed away following a tragic accident at Brighton Marina last year.
It has been a difficult and emotional journey for his friends and family, but they were determined to celebrate Jordan’s life and to remember how much joy his lively personality brought into everyone’s lives.
The Longhill High School community will continue to keep Jordan’s memory alive by planting a beautiful ornamental cherry tree in the grounds of the school. A specially-commissioned square commemorative bench is already in place on the school field and the cherry tree, bedecked with special memory hearts, will sit in the midst of it.
Jordan’s peers are now in their final year at the school and have planned special pages in their yearbook to be dedicated to him; they have also designed the cover of the book to be Manchester City blue – Jordan’s favourite team – as a lasting keepsake.
Assistant Headteacher, Miss Barton, had this to say, “I have been ‘touched’ by the way the family and friends of Jordan have come together and supported each other over this last year through such difficult times.
We really hope that this special bench and tree will help them to remember him with fond memories. The plaques on the bench have been created by the students themselves and the words on the hearts tied on to the tree really express how they all feel.”