VIDEO: Aston Academy come together to pay emotional tribute to former pupil Josh Tyler

Floral tributes at the scene of a fatal RTC at Mansfield Road Swallownest where 16 year old Josh Tyler was killed on his scooter
Floral tributes at the scene of a fatal RTC at Mansfield Road Swallownest where 16 year old Josh Tyler was killed on his scooter
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Pupils came together united in grief on their return to school after the death of a ‘popular and happy’ young teenager.

Pupils came together united in grief on their return to school after the death of a ‘popular and happy’ young teenager.

Josh Tyler, 16, of Hepworth Drive, Swallownest, Sheffield, was killed at 10.20pm on Friday night when he was involved in a road collision whilst travelling on his moped.

Pupils and staff came together to release balloons on the school field alongside Josh’s family.

Hundreds of youngsters gathered with different coloured balloons each writing their own message before releasing them into the sky.

One balloon tribute read: “R.I.P top lad fly safely.”

Before the balloons were released, James Graham, assistant head of year 10 and 11 led tributes to Josh after a minutes silence.

He said: “We spent some time as a year 11 group to remember Josh and the impact he made on people’s lives.

“I remember Josh who was a young man, working hard for his exams, looking forward to his prom and looking forward to a well deserved summer holiday.

“Many of you have been to look at the tributes and I only had to read a few messages to realise just how well he was thought of.”

A friend who organised the tribute spoke after a prayer.

He said: “If Josh were here today, then he want us to keep our chins up and be happy because that’s the type of kid he was.”

His mum Julie Henley-Smith, posted on Facebook a thank you for the video and to all that turned out.

It read: “It’s made us smile bless all of you kids we really appreciate what you are doing for our boy & I know he will be definitely feeling the same.

“We are as a proud of all your kids just the same as our baby boy Josh you have all been amazing & we’re so proud to call our Josh our baby son thank you to all.”

More floral tributes have been left at the scene on Mansfield Road and outside the school gates.

No arrests have been made but a 19-year-old male was interviewed under police caution.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.

Please call police on 101 quoting incident number 1246.