Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston opens during Easter holidays to allow community to share memories of Dominic O’Neill, Kyle Warren and Billy Hines, who died in Pulham Market crash
PUBLISHED: 17:17 07 April 2017 | UPDATED: 19:03 07 April 2017
A school opened its doors today during the Easter holidays to provide support to students and staff affected by the death of former students in a horrific road crash in Pulham Market.
Dominic O’Neill, Kyle Warren and Billy Hines died at the scene of the incident in Tivetshall Road, Pulham Market – near the A140 roundabout – when the black Ford Ka left the road and hit a tree at 11.45pm on Wednesday.
Dominic and Kyle both attended Archbishop Sancroft High School (ASHS) in Harleston.
Headteacher Richard Cranmer said: “We were shocked and saddened by the loss of these three young people, two of whom we consider to be part of the ASHS family.
“Our thoughts and prayers are very much with the family and friends of the three young men.
“For us, being such a small high school where relationships are so important, incidents like this one have a much greater impact.
“It became clear yesterday as the news spread that there were staff and students feeling the shock.
“We felt it appropriate to open the school this morning for a couple of hours to provide some space for those who wanted to come together to share their grief.”
A cross-section of staff attended, included those who taught Dominic and Kyle during their time at the school.
ASHS also plans to hold a whole school aseembly on the first day back after Easter - led by the Rev Nigel Tuffnell at St John the Baptist Church in Harleston and Graham Blake, from Diss Community Church - to “reflect and celebrate the lives of the three young people”.