Priory School remembers former pupil Tom Prince by taking part in Blue Day

Pupils at  ''Priory School will take part in Blue Day again this year
Pupils at ''Priory School will take part in Blue Day again this year
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THE school of a teenager who died from cancer has registered to join in with Blue Day tomorrow..

Every year, Priory School in Southsea, supports the event to raise money for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

Tom died from osteosarcoma – a rare form of bone cancer – aged 15 and attended the school before his death in 2004.

To remember him, pupils will be dressing in blue and donating money.

Assistant headteacher Lorraine Hart said: ‘As a school, the Tom Prince Cancer Trust has always been a charity very close to our hearts as Tom came to Priory between 2000 and 2004.

‘Many of our staff team remember Tom very well and it is important that our pupils understand the impact of loss at an early age and the fight Tom went through.

‘Most children take their life for granted, and why not, but we think it is important that we remember that life is often fragile and that every opportunity should be embraced.

‘At Priory School, we believe that Blue Day gives everyone in the city of Portsmouth an opportunity to reflect on this.’

Tom’s parents Adele and Clinton and The News started Blue Day in 2008 when Pompey reached the FA Cup semi-final. Every year, before their last home game, the city turns blue to raise money.

Ms Hart added: ‘Pupils and staff will be wearing casual clothing with something blue and make a minimum donation of £1.

‘We remember Blue Day every year and will always do so.’

For more information on Blue Day visit portsmouth.co.uk/news/campaigns/blue-day