Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Every Tim You Saw H She Alway a Huge SM on Her Face

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Every Tim You Saw H She Alway a Huge SM on Her Face

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Byline: Sara Nichol

year group. She was in top sets for all her subjects.

"Last year, Newcastle College came to Kenton School and did a presentation about what Newcastle College could offer, and that really inspired Caitlin to think of a future in the RAF, and she was quite precise at the time.

"She wanted to join the RAF and wanted to be a pilot, and she knew what Newcastle College could offer and could really support an application at a later date.

"From Newcastle College coming in, she decided to put together and application for the very few places offered to Key Stage 4 students. We were so proud and she was so proud and her parents were so proud when she gained a place at Newcastle College.

"And then, in August, she left Kenton School. We were pleased she'd gained a place because we knew it was exactly what she wanted and there are not that many students who are so clear and so determined to secure a place where it will give them a wonderful future.

"We're quite sad today, to say the least, and our thoughts are really now with Sabrina and the rest of Caitlin's family."

Tony Lewin, principal of Newcastle College, said: "We are shocked and saddened by this tragic news. "Caitlin was popular and well-liked and will be greatly missed by staff and students.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with Caitlin's family and friends at this very diffi-cult time." A major search operation involving the RNLI, whose station is yards from the pier, Northumbria Police officers and their helicopter, ambulance crews and the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB) was launched for Caitlin on Saturday night.

After around 30 minutes, Caitlin was eventually pulled from the water on the south side of the bay and was taken to hospital in a critical condition, where she died a few hours later.

Caitlin's friends, a girl of 15, and a boy and girl both aged 14, had managed to get away safely. They were taken to hospital as a precaution. A memorial service for Caitlin was organised by friends at a park on Sunday night, where hundreds took time to pass on their condolences to her mum Sabrina, sister Jessica and step dad Ashley.

PARENTS' PLEA ON SEAFRONT SAFETY THE parents of a schoolgirl who died after being swept out to sea have called for more safety measures to be put in place to prevent further tragedies. …

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