Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

School Pays Tribute to Arena Bomb Girl

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

School Pays Tribute to Arena Bomb Girl

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YESTERDAY should have been the day Megan Hurley collected her GCSE results - but she was robbed of that chance after being killed in the Manchester Arena attack last year.

Students and staff at Megan's high school made sure their classmate wasn't forgotten as they reunited for an emotional GCSE results day.

The principal of Halewood Academy called the school's best ever results a 'fantastic tribute' to the 15-year-old, who was one of 22 people killed in the atrocity.

Gary Evans, principal of the Liverpool school, said the 170-strong year 11 group had overcome huge challenges to achieve the results.

Mr Evans said: "When they were in Year 10 they lost Megan in the Manchester bombing and, considering the trauma they have gone through, to get the best results the school has ever had is a fantastic tribute to Megan, as much as to the hard work of the staff and students. …

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