Kingston school mourns tragic cycle death pupil
A grieving father has spoken of his pride following a special school assembly service for his eight year old son who died after being knocked off his bike.
Pupils and teachers joined the family of schoolboy Ali Nasralla for an afternoon in tribute to their son at Robin Hood Primary School in Kingston last Thursday.
In a moving hour long assembly pupils released balloons with messages written to their friend.
A plum tree was also planted in his honour and classmates presented the family with a book of thoughts about the schoolboy, who was killed after colliding with a black taxi on Robin Hood Way in March 6.
Ali’s father Murtadha Nasralla, joined at the service by his wife Susan and 12 year old daughter Miriam, thanked the school for honouring his son.
He said: "They sang songs and each of his school friends spoke about him which made us very proud.
"It is wonderful that a tree, that will stand forever, has been planted for our son and we are grateful to the school for their kindness."
Jeff Lloyd, Robin Hood Primary School head teacher, said the school was delighted to welcome members of Ali’s family for the special assembly.
He said: "150 white balloons were released with messages from the children written on them and a plum tree was planted next to the junior playground in his memory.
"The school now has a permanent reminder of a much loved pupil and our assembly enabled the whole school community to say a final goodbye to him."
The Surrey Comet campaign to have the speed limit reduced and traffic bumps installed on Robin Hood Way has been backed by politicians and residents.
Our reporter caught up with Mayor Boris Johnson on the campaign trail in Surbiton last month, where he promised to review safety on the road where Ali was hit.
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