Bereaved students help each other deal with their loss

Students from The Priory School in Hitchin release balloons in memory of lost ones

Students from The Priory School in Hitchin release balloons in memory of lost ones - Credit: Archant

BEREAVED students have been helping each other deal with the loss of loved ones.

Pupils at The Priory School in Hitchin have set up a bereavement group to support each other.

Last week, they released balloons together in memory of their loved ones, attaching messages and tributes.

The 14 students meet weekly with a support colleague, Jasbir Jaswal, and help each other by talking about their feelings for those they have lost.

Mr Jaswal said: “It is so moving to see these students help each other grieve and deal with the loss of a parent, sibling or close family member.”


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The group is the first of its kind in a Hertfordshire secondary school.

Chloie Duguid, a student member of the group, helps organise the group and arrange activities.

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She said: “Our aim has been to encourage the group to feel happier.

“The balloon release and messages were meant to signify the setting free of our emotions.”

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