A remembrance service will be held at Gaelscoil Longfoirt at 12.30pm today for 10-year-old Jessica Jeeti, a fourth class pupil at the school who died in a car accident at the weekend alongside her mother Pat and their friends Queenent Amenaghawon Olige-esezobor and her sister Fanny Oraweme Akenbor.
Jessica’s three brothers also attended the school and Principal Yvonne Ní Mhurchú said that the family were a fine example of “bilingual education”.
“We have never lost a child at our school and Jessica was a wonderful child,” a clearly emotional Ms Ní Mhurchú said, adding “she was one of four children from the same family attending the Gaelscoil.”
The local principal went on to say that Jessica was a very popular young girl who was ‘able and bright’.
“I could give her any job to do and she would carry it out to the best of her ability,” remarked Ms Ní Mhurchú. “Jessica was from a fabulous family who are a prime example of bilingual education. She was such a lovely little girl and had lovely little friends.”
Today’s service will be attended by pupils of the schools and their families; Jessica’s friends, teachers and staff, clergy and members of the community.
Psychologists from the school programme NEPS will also be on hand to assist the children in any way they can.