Ockendon student dies hours after collecting GCSE results

Ockendon student dies hours after collecting GCSE results

Ockendon student dies hours after collecting GCSE results

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TRIBUTES are being paid to a popular 16-year-old boy who died just hours after collecting his GCSE results.

Temidayo Joseph, known to friends as Dayo or Simon, went to the Ockendon Academy.

A statement from the school said: "It is with great sadness we have to tell you of the death of one of our students, 16-year-old Temidayo Joseph.

"We wish to extend our deepest sympathy for Dayo's family friends and the whole school community at this difficult time.

"To help people come to terms with this tragic event, the academy will offer its fullest support and counselling.

"Of course our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time."

Dozens of tributes have been paid to Temidayo on Twitter.

An account set up in Simon's memory, called @RIPSimon, said: "Simon you was such a positive loving boy you didn't deserve to go we all miss you very much! You are in a better place now."

@brittanyobrienx said: "RIP simon everyone will miss you so much."

@superiorjayb said: "Always said hello to me ... May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace #RIPSimon. This is so sad man :("

@CharlieAshpole said: "Rip dayo, playing football every Sunday with you was a joke, can't believe it you were a joker and always has a smile! Rip peanut." 

@Kelsey_Kiely said: "Can't describe how I feel right now. RIP Dayo, God has gained an amazing angel you will be truly missed."

Pupils are attending the Ockendon Academy today to lay flowers for Simon.

 

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4:07pm Fri 22 Aug 14

imnotanimby says...

So sad. I hope this wasn't because of his results. There is far too much pressure on young people to do well on 'results day' and not enough support and understanding for those who are disappointed. GCSE's are not the be all and end all and everyone has a worthwhile contribution to make to this life whether they are academically gifted or not.
So sad. I hope this wasn't because of his results. There is far too much pressure on young people to do well on 'results day' and not enough support and understanding for those who are disappointed. GCSE's are not the be all and end all and everyone has a worthwhile contribution to make to this life whether they are academically gifted or not. imnotanimby
  • Score: 80

6:55pm Fri 22 Aug 14

LexyGirl says...

imnotanimby wrote:
So sad. I hope this wasn't because of his results. There is far too much pressure on young people to do well on 'results day' and not enough support and understanding for those who are disappointed. GCSE's are not the be all and end all and everyone has a worthwhile contribution to make to this life whether they are academically gifted or not.
My thoughts entirely.
[quote][p][bold]imnotanimby[/bold] wrote: So sad. I hope this wasn't because of his results. There is far too much pressure on young people to do well on 'results day' and not enough support and understanding for those who are disappointed. GCSE's are not the be all and end all and everyone has a worthwhile contribution to make to this life whether they are academically gifted or not.[/p][/quote]My thoughts entirely. LexyGirl
  • Score: 42

11:37pm Fri 22 Aug 14

The Hog says...

Why. So young and with so much to look forward too....Deepest sympathy to the family
Why. So young and with so much to look forward too....Deepest sympathy to the family The Hog
  • Score: 19

7:06pm Sat 23 Aug 14

yelgnal says...

My son also collected his GCSE results this week and I cannot imagine what these parents (family and friends) are going through. May I offer my deepest sympathy to you all and may Dayo (Simon) rest in peace. Another bright, young star shining in the sky tonight!! x
My son also collected his GCSE results this week and I cannot imagine what these parents (family and friends) are going through. May I offer my deepest sympathy to you all and may Dayo (Simon) rest in peace. Another bright, young star shining in the sky tonight!! x yelgnal
  • Score: 24

2:03pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Sugarman says...

It's not just at school these kids are pressured to do well.
It's not just at school these kids are pressured to do well. Sugarman
  • Score: 4
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