Pupils and staff 'heartbroken' after children killed in French car crash

Barnard Grove Primary School in Hartlepool Picture: David Wood.
Barnard Grove Primary School in Hartlepool Picture: David Wood.

Staff and fellow pupils have paid tribute to two children killed in a car crash in France.

The incident, on the country's A39 road, also claimed the life of their father, John Crompton, aged 31.

Lee Walker, headteacher at Barnard Grove Primary School, said: “Everyone in our school community is in total shock following this tragedy.

“Morgan was a Year 4 pupil who was an extremely popular member of his class, as well as the school in general. His sense of humour, fun and positive attitude brought life and joy to all. Morgan took great pride in his work and was an outstanding sportsman with many other talents as well.

“Evie-Lily was in our nursery and was the most kind-hearted and caring girl you could ever wish to meet. She was always willing to go out of her way to help others and had lots of friends. Her beaming smile lit up our nursery every single day.

“The pupils and staff are heartbroken and we are all helping each other to come to terms with this devastating news. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time.”

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