South East Wales

Caerphilly school plants trees to remember lost students

The garden Image copyright Mike Oliver

An all-boys school in Caerphilly county has created a garden in memory of the lives of former pupils.

The students of Lewis School, Pengam, Bargoed, crafted plaques and planted trees in remembrance.

An ex pupil died in a crash in the county on Wednesday and the school said another tree would be planted.

Head teacher Chris Parry said: "You realise, being head of an all boys school, just how frequently this happens."

'Very physical idea'

The first tree was planted three years ago after a pupil died following an asthma attack at a party.

Mr Parry said: "It's a very physical idea, but it happens so often that it makes you think a lot more about it."

The school has given open access for relatives to visit and said it may add a bench.

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