Tributes to Hampstead schoolgirl struck by train at St Pancras station
Tributes have been paid to a 15-year-old schoolgirl who was struck by a train and found dead on tracks at St Pancras station.
West Hampstead teenager Tallulah Wilson was pronounced dead after emergency services were called at 10am last Sunday (October 14).
Her death is being treated as non-suspicious and an inquest was opened and adjourned at Poplar Coroner’s Court on October 16.
Tallulah had just started as a pupil at independent St Margaret’s School in Kidderpore Gardens, Hampstead, in September.
Headmaster Mark Webster said Tallulah, who had only been a student for five and a half weeks, “made a friend of everyone she met”.
Girls at the school in Hampstead have come up with the idea of creating a friendship bench in memory of the young student and the school are planning to support a charity in her honour.
Mr Webster said: “Our younger girls have written about her good natured sense of humour, how she was always smiling, and how she made them laugh.
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“Our older girls have added stories of her kindness and how warm and welcoming she was.”
He added: “As a pupil she was very capable, and looked set to do well academically.
“A very young member of the school wrote that she once stopped Tallulah on the stairs to tell her she was pretty.
“She was that sort of a person, one that people felt very comfortable liking.”
Tallulah had previously been a pupil at St Marylebone Church of England School in Marylebone.
She left a month before the end of the last school term and finished her exams at home before beginning the new school year at St Margaret’s.
The teenager had reportedly posted a message on Twitter before she died and it is believed she had visited a website about self-harm and anorexia.
Elizabeth Phillips, headteacher at St Marylebone School, said: “Tallulah’s death also raises issues of internet safety.
“We dedicate significant time and resources to talking to our pupils about responsible use of the internet and we have policies to support that.”
The Reverend Canon Stephen Evans, rector of St Marylebone Parish Church and vice chairman of governors at the school, added: “Everyone at St Marylebone was terribly upset to hear this tragic news and our hearts go out to her family at this very sad time.
“Tallulah was a bright and thoughtful pupil, we will especially remember her talent for dance, something that she loved.
“Many of our pupils knew her well and are particularly upset and we are doing our utmost to support and care for them.”