Classmates Record Messages For Warwickshire Boy Who Lost His Parents In A Plane Crash
13 January 2015, 17:32
Classmates of a Warwickshire schoolboy injured in a light aircraft crash have been leaving him get well soon messages.
Six year old George Tonkinson from Alcester's mum and dad died in the accident in Hampshire.
He's been transferred from hospital in Southampton to Birmingham Children's Hospital where it's thought he'll make a full recovery.
Lewis Tonkinson, 50, and Sally Tonkinson, 44, from Alcester, Warwickshire, were travelling from the Isle of Wight along with their son and were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Jim Turner, headteacher at the independent King's Hawford Junior school in Worcester, where George is a year 2 pupil, said that he is a "lovely boy'' who will "need the support of those close to him'' following the tragic accident which has left him an orphan.
He said: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the accident which resulted in George Tonkinson suffering serious injuries and the deaths of his parents, Lewis and Sally Tonkinson.
"George is a lovely boy. He will need the support of those close to him at this difficult time. Our thought and prayers are with them all. We heard today that George is conscious and making a recovery from this horrific incident.
"We will be talking to the children on their return to school tomorrow and holding a special assembly in which we will all be praying for George and his family.''