Parents at a school in Rotherham have been angered after pupils were sent home for trying to pay tribute to cancer victim Bradley Lowery by writing his name on their shirts. Posts on social media alleged that around 40 pupils from Rawmarsh Community School were sent home to change after writing “R.I.P Bradley” on the day of the six-year-old’s funeral yesterday.
One of the parents, Jay Haywood, posted of her disgust after hearing how her daughter and other pupils were reprimanded by the school. She posted images of some of the pupils and their tributes saying: “Rawmarsh comprehensive I hope you’re proud of yourselves. Sent around 40 children home from school for writing Bradley Lowery R.I.P on their tops and trying to raise money for the family.”
Bradley, from Hartlepool, Co Durham, was just six years old when he died. He had been in and out of hospital with surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and intensive care treatments before his death last week. More than £1million was raised for his official charity, Bradley’s Fight, including large donations from several top flight clubs.