A 15-year-old boy has died abruptly in his sleep throughout a college journey to Cuba.
Alex Holliday, who was a 12 months 10 scholar at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar College in Faversham, Kent, was studying about marine ecology in Havana.
He died in his resort room in the course of the early hours of Friday following what’s believed to have been “a medical episode from which he didn’t get better”.
His household mentioned he was “mild, sort and at all times humorous and energetic”.
They added: “He was adored by his sister Ellie, and certainly by everybody who knew him.”
Alex was amongst 30 college students and 4 workers on the journey, which had been nearing its conclusion. He had been as a result of return residence afterward Monday.
Head instructor David Anderson described him as “a quiet and decided younger man with a beautiful sense of humour”.
“He loved all elements of faculty life and was making good tutorial progress.”
Mr Anderson mentioned ‘s “nice ardour” was athletics.
“He was a quickly enhancing middle-distance runner and his contributions to the college athletics and cross-country groups can be sorely missed,” he mentioned.
Alex additionally educated exterior college with the Invicta East Kent Athletic Membership, in Canterbury, the place he was “seen as a rising star”, Mr Anderson added.
was a eager parkrunner, who had 100 runs below his belt.
Occasion director at Whitstable junior parkrun, Russell Evans, paid tribute to him on the web site.
“I can’t even start to suppose what the lack of Alex to at first his household should really feel like, but in addition his many college pals and fellow athletes at Invicta East. The ideas of us within the Whitstable junior parkrun staff are with you all.”