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A Forest School pupil has died after falling from a seaside cliff while on a holiday in Cornwall to celebrate finishing his GCSEs.

Paddy Higgins, 16, who lived in Winnersh, died after a night out on Sunday in Newquay. He was found early on Monday morning after falling on to Tolcarne beach from cliffs above.

Devastated friends have swamped a memorial page on a networking website with messages of grief and expressed support for his parents, John and Maria, and sisters Eve and Rebecca.

Paddy had just finished sitting his GCSEs at The Forest School in Robin Hood Lane.

Headteacher Keith Quine said: “Many teachers at The Forest have known Paddy since his birth for his father, John, is our long-serving subject leader in business studies.

“A gifted sportsman, and a hugely popular boy within his year group and with his teachers, Paddy had intended continuing his studies in the sixth form.

“Indeed, he had attended the induction day at school as recently as Monday, June 29.

“Paddy had one of the most engaging and likeable smiles in our entire community, an easy-going character of huge charm and it is a tragedy that a young man of such huge potential loses his life in such an accident.

“The thoughts of staff and students at the school are very much with his mother, father, his sisters and his many friends.”

Yesterday, friends flocked there to leave flowers, photographs and messages of support in memory of him.

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Published in Get Wokingham from Jul. 8 to Sep. 13, 2009.
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29 entries
July 6, 2011
you may not be here,
and may be in heaven,
but paddy. your soul lives on.
ollie weaver
July 9, 2010
god bless paddy x x
katrina clinton
July 8, 2010
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
RIP Paddy
Fiona Booth
July 8, 2010
god bless
July 8, 2010
its been nearly a year now but we still havnt forgot you u will always be remembered in our hearts taken so early in life.. never forgot x x
mandy jackson
July 8, 2010
your dad is on tv this morning talking about how much of a lovely lad you were...R.I.P
heidi brereton
June 24, 2010
Rip Paddy
so sad to see another youngster be put to rest,
god bless x
Anna chitty
July 24, 2009
Paddy was a great lad, a friend to my son and fellow rugby player. I stood on the sidelines on many Sundays with Paddy's mum watching them both play their hearts out for the club and school teams. Paddy was indeed a talented young man with a great life ahead of him; he is a huge loss and will be sadly missed. Something must be done to protect our children from this type of accident happening again, it’s too late to save Paddy and I fear something similar will happen again unless steps are taken to minimise the risks. God bless you Paddy; let’s hope your tragic passing will help save others.
Ian Ryding
July 22, 2009
As a mother I am sure your heart is torn apart with anguish, but he sounds like a son to be proud of and a really good friend to his mates. I believe he went looking for a friend in a strange town because he was caring and responsible.
Keep Paddy alive in your hearts with happy, loving memories, like those of him laughing with his friends.
He will never be forgotten in Newquay.
God bless you.
Gina Jane Alexander
July 20, 2009
Paddy you were an inspiration to us all. Such a great friend and your cheeky smile will be in my heart forever. Keep looking down from up there, the most gorgeous angel up there by far. We are all keeping strong for you just as you would have wanted. I miss you. Love you always and forever. Ps.. The promise will never be broken.xxxxxx
Amy Herkes
July 20, 2009
I did not know Paddy or his family, but my sister in law was his tutor. My condolences go out to Paddy's family, friends and teachers today. May you Rest In Peace Paddy.

Emily Mealor
Emily Mealor
July 19, 2009
a young life taken too soon. my thoughts go out to paddys loved ones. R.I.P paddy
kay dennison
July 19, 2009
Such a waste of a young life. Taken in your prime you will always remain so. A lovely young man. Your parents should be very proud of the way they brought you up, and hopefully have years worth of wonderful memories of you.My heart goes out to your family and your friends.
Sally Smith
July 18, 2009
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time
Suzanne Doherty
July 18, 2009
My deepest Condolences to your family
and friends, my thoughts are with them,
Rest in Peace
Paddy xx
Christine Turner
July 18, 2009
Such sadness, as a parent I can't imagine the pain that must be being felt by everyone that knew and loved you.
Jon goodman
July 17, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
zoe pellow
July 17, 2009
rip paddy
i din't know you but you sounded like a great boy my thoughts are with your mum at this sad time xxxxxx
zoe pellow
July 16, 2009

i didnt know you that much but from what ive heard, you were a great friend to alot of people.

We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

everyone you didnt know. you have our hearts and tears.
you changed everyones life. your presence was always nice. we hope you rest in peace and remember all the good things that you have done and that you are in our hearts forever.

): i know it doesnt help me doing this but my gut said to me that it is all i can do...
jody xxx
July 10, 2009
My thoughts and condolences go out to Paddy’s family. I didn’t know him or his family, but both of my son’s went to The Forest. Sadly my eldest son Josh died last September at the age of nineteen, so I know only too well what John, Maria, Shireen, Eve, Rebecca, Naomi and Tom are going through. It’s a tragedy when your child is taken from you at such an early age.
Stay strong for each other.
Rest in peace Paddy.
Colin Harley
July 10, 2009
Paddy truly made a huge difference to everyone's lives. I never saw him without that cheeky smile on his face and i know that smile will live on in our hearts forever. I still can't believe you have gone, you were so popular and loved by everyone. Words can't describe how much I will miss you. Rest In Peace Angel, you will never be forgotten xxxx
Chrissy Speer
July 10, 2009
Paddy you were an amazing boy, there for me and for everybody else you knew. You were always looking out for others around you and for that we will always be thinking of you. Rest in piece Paddy,love you always xx
Georgia Bunting
July 9, 2009
Patrick was a truly wonderful young man who touched the heart of everyone he met. I am honoured to have been his tutor and to have known him, if only for a short time. I certainly feel a personal loss, so I can't begin to imagine how those close to him must feel. I hope we can all take away something from that wonderfully cheeky grin and unrivalled charm. He will be enormously missed.

Mrs N
Mrs N
July 9, 2009
R.I.P paddy, we didnt really spend much time together but what time we did we had a few laughs :)
to the family, just keep stong and even though it fells like a piece of u is missing he will remain in ur hearts and ur friends and family will help you get threw this hard time.

Rest in Piece and i know u will be looking down on us :):)
Chris Robson
July 9, 2009
RIP paddy...he was one of a kind!
i hope that all his friends and family are doing ok from the tragic loss of such a friendly guy.
im sure he'll be smiling down and looking over all of friends and everyone he loves.
RIP mate xxxx
kane dance
July 9, 2009
dont really know you but you look like a legend and a true hero to all of your friends. I give all of my love to his family and hope they get through this all ok. R.I.P Paddy Higgins you have touched me inside peace
Harvey Thomas
July 8, 2009
Paddy was the bestest friend I could have asked for and it's so sad to know he's gone. He made me laugh like no other and never failed to put a smile on my face. The unforgettable memories we shared together will never be forgotten and one things for sure, he will be missed by many. His kindess, genuine concern for others and obvious good looks made him a hero for everyone.
We will miss you Paddy Higgins, forever in our hearts.
Rest In Peace
Love you Forever, Charlie Johnson x
Charlotte Johnson
July 8, 2009
What a beautiful person this young man was. I will miss his smiles. He was a credit to his parents & family.
Sadley we had the pleasure of knowing Patrick for only a short 2 years!
He will be sorley missed
Good Night,God Bless Patrick.
Carol Mac Howcroft
July 8, 2009
Only met Paddy a couple of times but from what i know he seemed like a lovely person and will be dearly missed. My thoughts go out to his family and girlfriend. Rest in peace xx
Scarlet Flynn
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