Memorial for Highbridge student

PUBLISHED: 09:12 11 July 2015

King Alfred School Highbridge memorial in memory of Joe Laotaris.

King Alfred School Highbridge memorial in memory of Joe Laotaris.

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STUDENTS at a Highbridge school have held a memorial for a fellow pupil who died earlier this year.

King Alfred School Highbridge memorial in memory of Joe Laotaris.King Alfred School Highbridge memorial in memory of Joe Laotaris.

Joe Laoutaris, who was in year eight at King Alfred School, died in March following a two-year battle with cancer, during which he was regularly in and out of hospital.

On Friday students set off helium balloons in memory of the 12-year-old, who suffered with a rare form of cancer known as Ewing’s Sarcoma Tumour, after running the Race For Life around the school grounds. Staff and pupils then unveiled a feature as a permanent memorial to Joe, who had given assemblies to his classmates about his illness before he died.

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