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Tribute to Max Simmons (23 December 2019)

All the Furze Platt Senior School community are deeply saddened to hear of the death of one of our students, Max Simmons. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time.

Max was an incredibly likeable young man who will be remembered for his cheeky grin and engaging personality that made him popular with students and staff alike.

This morning students have been gathering in school to share their memories of Max. Their reflections talk about how funny he could be and how he always made them smile. As one student said: “Every time you walked into a room you put a grin on everyone’s faces”.


Others remembered how kind Max could be looking out for them, cheering them up at sad moments and how they enjoyed playing football with him


Above anything else our school community mourn for a boy who has sadly passed away far too young. The overriding feeling is of the love Max’s fellow students had for their friend. He had so much yet to offer. As several students said of Max this morning: “You will be missed so very much”.


However, the sentiments of the Furze Platt Senior School community cannot convey the loss better than his family and we would like to end with their words about friends and loved ones:


“Just be there with them, hug them, tell them how much you love them, because Christmas presents are just stuff, love is free. Just love each other.”