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Tragic landslide victim to be honoured by university

NRHN 31-07-12 BE 3 Tributes and flowers left for Charlotte Blackman at Horsley woodhouse primary school.

NRHN 31-07-12 BE 3 Tributes and flowers left for Charlotte Blackman at Horsley woodhouse primary school.

Tragic graduate Charlotte Blackman is set to be honoured through a new award at the University of Derby where she studied.

The talented Horsley Woodhouse Primary School volunteer was killed in a freak landslide in Dorset in July 2012 having only just completed a three-year BA (Hons) in education studies.

Last January her parents, Rachel and Kevin, attended a graduation ceremony on her behalf to collect the first class award she was due to receive.

But this year they will attend as guests to see the top performing education student handed the Charlotte Blackman award in tribute to the high-achiever, who lost her life aged just 22.

Mum Rachel, 46, said: “It was something Charlotte’s uni’ friends had asked their course leaders if they could do.

“It will be such a nice thing to have in her memory - it’s an honour really. I think Charlotte would have been really pleased.”

The university is set to present the award at Derby’s Assembly Rooms on either January 15, 16, or 17.

Head of the education school at Derby Lyn Senior, said: “The team wanted to run this award in memory of Charlotte.

“She was a fantastic student and we wanted to honour her and her achievement.”

 

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