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Tree planted by school in memory of former pupil Bailey

MP Nick Boles joined students and staff at Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen for the planting of a tree in memory of former pupil Bailey Drew.

Mr Boles, MP for Grantham and Stamford, joined Year 11 students in an emotional display of unity as they planted a prunus tree in memory of Bailey, a popular Year 7 student who sadly passed away in 2013.

Students were also joined by Bailey’s mother and younger brothers for the planting of the memorial tree, which was donated by Downtown Garden Centre in Grantham.

During his visit to the academy, Mr Boles also spoke with Year 7 and 8 students about daily life in the Houses of Parliament and gave an insight into his role as an MP.

Robert Sloan, Principal at Charles Read Academy, said: “We were delighted to welcome Nick Boles to our academy again. He is always very supportive of our school and we were honoured to have Nick join us for our tree planting in memory of Bailey, which will serve as a lasting memorial for years to come.”


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