REMEMBERING JAI SEWELL
On 2nd November we heard about the tragic and senseless murder of one of our ex-pupils, Jai Hughes-Sewell. It has been a difficult time for many of our staff and families who had the fondest of memories of Jai and it has quite clearly affected the whole community. I would like to personally thank all of you for the compassion, kindness and support that you have shown for each other, our school and Jai’s family during this sad time.
This week, on Thursday 13th December Jai’s funeral will take place and it will be attended by many of our staff and parents. If you are planning to take your child to the funeral we ask that you inform the school and our secondary school colleagues have asked that you do the same for your older children if they are attending.
We have spoken to staff, parents and children and to mark this day and to celebrate Jai’s short but wonderfully bright life we would like to have an own clothes day in his honour at Athelney and Elfrida Primary Schools. We have been informed by his little brother, who attends Athelney, that Jai loved the colour GREEN so we would like all of our community to dress in green for Jai-
‘Glorious Green for a Great Guy!’
Every child may wear something green- even if it’s a hat or a hairband to show one of our values of RESPECT for our COMMUNITY. We will also be taking contributions on the day to assist the family with funeral costs etc. There will be buckets on the gate and in the school office or you can of course add to the collection in the school office.
I would like to personally thank you all for your shared love for one of our children. The strength of the community in the last six weeks have made me realise how fortunate we are to have each other, our families and hope, hope for a better future because every life matters, Jai matters.
Thank you for your cooperation, compassion and understanding in this matter.