Classes cancelled so students can attend Logan Kehoe funeral in Birmingham

Classes cancelled so students can attend Logan Kehoe funeral in Birmingham

CLASSES have been cancelled at Bishop Challoner Catholic College on the day that tragic teenager Logan Kehoe will be laid to rest this month.

Only exam students will be expected to attend lessons on Thursday, May 14, when a funeral for the 13-year-old takes place at St Dunstan’s Catholic Church in Kings Heath, Birmingham.

The popular youngster was enjoying the final days of his Easter break in the sunny resort of Costa Teguise in Lanzarote when he died in an accidental drowning on Saturday, April 11.

Spanish Police confirm that emergency services were called to the pool but – despite paramedics performing CPR on the “football-mad” teen – were unable to save him.

Over the weeks that have passed since, staff and students at Bishop Challoner, where Logan was a pupil,  have been raising money in his name – with more than £2,200 collected to date.

In a letter to parents headteacher Kevin McEvoy described his students as a “credit to themselves, their families and the school” for their efforts since the tragedy.

“There has been an amazing response so far to the collection from a fantastic community of students and their families,” he added.

Logan, who has family in Co. Carlow, played in the under-13 team at Birmingham City Football Club, who have also paid tribute to the youngster since his untimely death.

On Thursday (May 7) Year 8 pupils at Bishop Challoner will hold a five-a-side football tournament in his honour.

The event takes place as students, friends and family prepare to say their final farewells at St Dunston’s later this month – where Logan’s body will be received at 7.30pm on Wednesday, May 13.