Heart-breaking floral tributes to a Rotherham teacher who died in a car crash have been left by pupils outside the school where she worked.
Sophie Emma Dawson, a 30-year-old from Wickersley, died in a crash on Kilnhurst Road, Hooton Roberts, on Wednesday afternoon at around 2.50pm.
She was airlifted to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield but could not be saved.
Today scores of bouquets of flowers, teddy bears, balloons and a tiara have been left at the gates of Bramley Sunnyside school on Flanderwell Lane in Bramley, where Miss Dawson worked.
“I love Miss Dawson because she has been the best teacher ever, and she is lovely and I really miss her so much I could burst”, said one card left by a school pupil.
Another from a little girl also called Sophie added: “Everyone will miss you loads, you were loving to us all, you were the kindest teacher that I had and I deeply miss you.
“Thank you for teaching me, the time I spent with you was amazing.
“I miss you so much.”
A note tied to the silver coloured tiara read: “Dear princess Sophie, sleep tight my lovely lady.”
Youngsters had left their hand-made colourful paintings and drawings tied to the gates, and there are more floral bouquets left inside the school grounds.
One card from a young pupil read: “I love seeing your smiles, I will miss your hugs, I will miss you a lot.”
Colleagues had also left messages to remember their friend - who was described as a ‘goddess’ and ‘adorable’ in the tributes.
One from Lesley Bonnington read: “You have made this school shine sweetheart. “Share your magic with the angels Miss Dawson.”
And another read: “Pleasure working with you and you are a star.”
It is believed pupils in Miss Dawson’s class had been given half term homework to make the popular teacher a wedding card as she was due to get married.
Police are appealing for information about the collision in which she died.
Miss Dawson had been driving a black Citroen C1 along Kilnhurst Road when she was involved in a collision with a black Kia Rio travelling in the opposite direction.
The driver of the other car involved, an 18-year-old man,had minor injuries.
Witnesses or anybody who saw either car immediately before the collision are asked to contact the police on 101.