Teacher collapses and dies in the street

Echo: Floral tributes left in Western Approaches Eastwood in memory of Louise Carey Floral tributes left in Western Approaches Eastwood in memory of Louise Carey

A DEDICATED and popular young teacher collapsed and died on her way home from school.

Staff at Eastwood Primary School in Leigh, say they are in shock and mourning after the sudden death of 29-yearold Louise Carey.

Miss Carey, who lived in Rochford, was at the start of her career having completed her first year as a newly-qualified teacher.

She had been in school on Monday helping decorate the hall for Christmas before getting the bus home as usual, but is believed to have collapsed in the street.

Police say they attended Snakes Lane, in Eastwood, just before 5.45pm.

It is understood she was given first aid by members of the public and paramedics, but she could not be saved.

Headteacher Rebecca Perman, who also worked with Miss Carey at Blenheim Primary School, in Leigh, described her as a fabulous teacher.

She said: “Lou was amazing.

"She was a fabulous teacher. She was so dedicated.

"She would get into school at 6.30am, sometimes before the caretaker and it was a standard joke of theirs.

“One of our lasting memories of her will be her laughing as all the staff were putting up the Christmas tree ready for the children.”

Miss Carey lived with her parents. They were called to the scene on Monday.

She had two brothers and was very close to her two young nephews.

Pupils at the school were given the news by Mrs Perman in their classrooms.

A minister of religion was present.

The school has set up a quiet room of reflection with candles lit, and a remembrance book for children to sign.

The school is planning a memorial service after the funeral has been held. No date has yet been set.

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10:38pm Thu 5 Dec 13

woolstone says...

So sorry to hear the sad news.
So sorry to hear the sad news. woolstone

2:57pm Sat 7 Dec 13

pendulum says...

Did she turn up so early because she loved the job? Or because she felt like she had to, to meet the workload? Stressed?
Did she turn up so early because she loved the job? Or because she felt like she had to, to meet the workload? Stressed? pendulum

10:30am Sun 8 Dec 13

tracy08 says...

this was my next door neighbour and she was a lovely, quiet, friendly lady with her whole life ahead of her, her family are totally devastated as is the whole neighbourhood rip lou ****
this was my next door neighbour and she was a lovely, quiet, friendly lady with her whole life ahead of her, her family are totally devastated as is the whole neighbourhood rip lou **** tracy08

12:56pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Jb66 says...

Probably had an undiagnosed heart condition or some such thing. RIP.
Probably had an undiagnosed heart condition or some such thing. RIP. Jb66

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