Norwich: Inquest Rules 12 Year Old's Death Was Accidental

3 December 2013, 15:09 | Updated: 3 December 2013, 15:41

An inquest has ruled the death of a 12 year old girl who died after injuring herself during a PE lesson at her school in Norwich was an accident.

Trevyn Joslin was in a gym lesson on 12th March 2013 when she caught her leg in a piece of gym equipment. She then fell to the floor, hitting her head.

She was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital but was moved to Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge for specialist care. Over the week, Trevyn's condition deteriorated and she died in hospital a week later on 19th March 2013.

Headteacher at Taverham High school Peter Whear said: "She always had a smile on her face and is remembered with great fondness by staff and students who continue to talk about her with warmth and affection."

Her family and teachers cried throughout what was an emotional inquest hearing at Norfolk's Coroner's Court earlier today.

One of her teachers, who was taking the class Trevyn injured herself in, described her as "confident, enthusiastic and someone who loved her gymnastics".

The jury at the inquest ruled the cause of the girl's death was accidental.

Mr Whear said: "The cherry tree planted in Trevyn's memory will be an everlasting tribute to her and the contribution she made to our school and to the lives of her fellow students."