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Missing Isaac Nash's school holds assembly to help pupils

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Media captionIsaac Nash had a "sense of fun", according to head teacher Gary Johnson

Friends of a 12-year-old boy who was swept out to sea in North Wales have taken part in an assembly arranged to help them cope with the tragedy.

Isaac Nash, from Huddersfield, was on holiday with his family when the accident happened near Aberffraw, Anglesey, on Friday.

Head teacher of Kirkburton Middle School, Gary Johnson, said the school was "trying to keep running as normal".

North Wales Police is continuing to search for Isaac.

Isaac had been in the water with his brother Xander, 10, when they both got into difficulty.

His father Adam managed to save Xander, but his grandfather had been unable to hold on to him.

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Image caption Isaac was "very intelligent" and excelled in sport, his head teacher said

Isaac had been due to start his third year at the school.

A special assembly was held earlier for new pupils, including Xander - who has just joined the school.

Mr Johnson said: "We're trying to keep the routine going as normal for everyone and to make the day as normal as it would be for Xander on such a day as this.

"Xander's walked in to school on his own with his friends, which I think has been a very brave thing to do."

Isaac was "very intelligent" and excelled in sport, added Mr Johnson.

"He was the school's cross country running champion for two [consecutive] years and he was also a very good mathematician, who dabbled in stocks and shares."

North Wales Police said the force helicopter was assisting coastguards on the west coast of Anglesey on Tuesday. Police divers are also involved.

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