Keane Wallis-Bennett Laid To Rest

17 April 2014, 18:40

The funeral for 12-year-old Keane Wallis-Bennett has been held in Edinburgh.


The first-year pupil at Liberton High School was killed on 1 April when a wall collapsed in the school's PE block.

Keane's body was taken into Mortonhall Crematorium on a horse-drawn carriage, chosen by her family for their "princess".

Her closest friends walked behind it, holding hands and visibly upset. They wore specially made pink hoodies bearing Keane's picture and the words "our angel, love you millions".

Other friends wore onesies, which Keane loved. She and her friends would have parties wearing them and listening to One Direction. 

The service began with the song Sunshine On Leith.

Mourners then heard more about a "smart, compassionate and adventurous girl", who was on the school's pupil council, loved pony riding and was learning to play the violin.

They were urged not to let sadness be Keane's legacy, but to remember the girl who left a trail of glitter wherever she went.

Yesterday, parents of pupils at Liberton High were sent letters telling them that the school will re-open after the Easter break on 22 April.

Parts of the building have been opened for revision sessions, although today's have been cancelled as a mark of respect.

Engineers have found no structural problems in the building.

The gym remains closed.

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