FUNERAL OF FORMER STUDENT JOSHUA HALL

Wednesday 12th May 2021

As you may be aware, the funeral of Josh Hall, a former Rednock student, will be taking place on the morning of Thursday 20th May 2021.  Whilst this is an exceptionally private affair for Josh’s close family and friends, his mum is keen that the community are able to show their respects and support for Josh.  Therefore as Josh makes his way from his home to the service they are hoping that the streets will be lined with the people who want to say goodbye.  At approximately 10.00am Josh will pass by Rednock School and at that point the procession will slow to a walk in recognition of him passing.

Rednock School wanted to write to the community to invite you to stand with us on this sad day.  Members of the Rednock staffing body will be standing at the front of the school as the procession passes and you would be welcome to join us at this time.  We are fortunate to have a long wide pavement outside of our school on both sides and it would suit having people from across the community – we would like to stand together at this time.

As a school we will be marking Josh’s funeral by holding a two minutes’ silence just after 10.00am when he is due to pass by the school.  Teachers will talk to students inside the school about the significance of the moment and ensure that they are all supported.  We are aware that some of Josh’s close friends and peers will want to show their respects in person along the route and we have written to parents in advance letting them know that we will authorise any absence from school in the manner that their parents feel is most suitable.

 

Friday 7th May 2021

We have been informed by Josh’s parents that his funeral is to take place on the morning of the 20th May.  The funeral procession will pass by the front of the school and as a community we will be marking this moment.  Please click here for further details from the school.

 

Wednesday 21st April 2021

Lottie Pain, who was in Josh’s year at school asked us to post this:

“Tragically, in the early hours of Saturday 17th of April, we lost a beloved son, friend and brother, Josh Hall, after a fatal incident that took place the day before. 

Josh Hall was a former student at Rednock School, who was known by staff and his peers for his cheeky grin, his infectious laugh, and for the compassion he showed to others. He was a kind soul and made a difference to so many people’s lives. Josh will be remembered for all these things, and missed by everyone. He will live on in our hearts forever. 

Flowers, pictures, candles and cards have been laid by family and friends at Cam Cricket Club where the incident took place. For anyone wanting to pay their respects, they are welcome to lay flowers/messages next to the club whenever they wish.

Lottie Pain, a former Rednock student and close friend of Josh Hall has set up a gofundme page for those who wish to donate to Josh’s family to help with funeral/memorial costs. The link is included below.

Lottie would like to thank everyone for all of the donations received so far and support they’ve shown during this time.”

We, too, would like to express our support for Lottie and Josh’s family at this time.

Monday 19th April 2021

Dear Parents / Carers

The school has received the devastating news of the death of former student Joshua Hall, aged 17.

Details of the support being put in place for our students can be found in the attached letter from our Head Teacher, Mr Alexander.

Guidance from the Gloucestershire Educational Psychology Service on helping children cope with a traumatic event can be found here.

Please also click here for a personal message from Mr Alexander.

School Office