School’s open day tribute to Nathan

A SPECIAL dedication bench in memory of student Nathan Jones will be unveiled at Brighouse High School’s open day.

Nathan died in 2008 at the age of 13. He suffered from the rare Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) which is a defect in the connective tissue which supports many parts of the body.

Now his friends and family will be attending the school on Tuesday for the unveiling of the bench to mark what would have been Nathan’s last year at the school.

His dad, Steven, said: “I think it is wonderful. It is really nice that the school and the pupils can remember in him in this way after three years.”

Steven will be joined by his wife Janet and Nathan’s brother Ryan for the unveiling.

Apprentice finalist Clare Young and climber Andy Cave are also set to be at the event which is a celebration for the school’s 25th anniversary. The two stars will be opening a new climbing wall.

There will also be the opening of a new garden and polytunnel and youngsters will be showcasing some of their lessons.

Entrance to the event is by ticket only.