Garratt Park School Pays Tribute To Pupil Nora Quoirin

The Waldron Road secondary expresses deep shock and sadness

Garratt Park School In Earlsfield Pays Tribute To Pupil Nora Quoirin

Garratt Park School in Earlsfield has today (August 15th) released a heart-wrenching statement about their pupil Nora Quoirin whose body has now been found in Malaysia after she disappeared on August 4th.

"The Garratt Park School community is deeply shocked and saddened by the awful news of Nora’s death. Nora was a delight to work with, and focused very hard on making the best of her abilities. She was always well behaved, and set an example to others.  Nora was starting to become more independent, and had made some strong friendships. I have today received several emails from parents who have given me examples of her kindness to other, still more vulnerable children. 

"We are a small school, so most of our students knew Nora, and her year group knew her very well, having worked with her in small groups for the last four years. We are already planning how best to support our other students and their parents and carers. This will include input from our highly skilled staff, whom students know very well, and from Wandsworth Borough Council.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Nora’s family at this terrible time."

Local Labour Earlsfield councillors have also sent their condolences: "Very sad to heara bout the tragic death of Nora Quoirin in Malaysia... our thoughts are with her parents, Meabh and Sebastien, family and their many friends at the school."

Nora's primary school, St Bede's in Balham, is offering tonight's (August 15th) Mass for its former pupil and has opened a book of condolences in St Bede's Church: "Anyone who wishes to write a prayer of words of comfort is encouraged to come in and do so and spend a while in the church praying for Nora and her family."

August 15, 2019