Pupils at a Glasgow primary school have been offered support following the sudden death of a five-year-old child.
In a letter sent to parents and guardians by St Ninian’s Primary in Knightswood, headteacher Madeline McGeachie relayed that the child’s classmates would be informed on Thursday morning.
The P1 pupil had only joined the school in recent weeks, and their death was “unexpected”.
The letter read: “It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that one of our P1 pupils has sadly died. The death was unexpected and our thoughts are very much with the family who only joined us within the past few weeks.
“I am sending this letter home to make you, as parents and carers, aware of this sad loss but to also inform that we have not spoken with the children yet.
“We plan to let them know as we start the day tomorrow at prayer time but recognise that many of them will not know the child as she was with us so briefly.
“I wanted to let you know in advance of telling the children so that you have the opportunity to talk about this sad event in your own way with your child, if you choose to.
“Educational psychology are supporting the school through this sad time and will be available if required to support children.
“As a school community we will do whatever we can to support the family. I ask that you keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.”