Reading: Boy, 10, dies after ‘choking incident’ at school during lunch | British News

Oscar Roome sadly died after being hospitalized following a suffocation incident during lunchtime at Kidmore End CE Primary School, near Reading. See SWNS story SWMRchoke. A

Oscar Roome sadly died after being rushed to hospital after choking during lunchtime at his school in Reading (Image: SWNS)

Tributes were paid to a “kind and inquisitive” 10-year-old boy who died at school after a “choking incident”.

Oscar Roome was admitted to hospital from Kidmore End CE Primary School in Caversham, near Reading, on Friday (23/6) after suffocating during lunchtime.

Despite the best efforts of staff, who responded quickly, he lost consciousness and later sadly died on Saturday 24 June at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford surrounded by his family.

An inquest into the boy’s death is due to begin today (28/06) at the Oxford Coroner’s Court.

Oscar’s family paid tribute to him in a statement.

They said, “Our beautiful boy Oscar was just beginning to blossom.”

“Kidmore End’s staff, particularly Mr. Heritage (5th grade) and Miss Dove (6th grade), encouraged Oscar to get involved and explore. He did just that.

“In everything he did, no matter the field, he brought with him an infectious curiosity, a thirst for knowledge, not only for knowledge but also for understanding and a desire to learn and share.”

“Yet he maintained a kindness and humility in everything he did.” We, his parents and siblings, are heartbroken.

“We cannot thank the staff and students at Kidmore End enough for their efforts in supporting Oscar on Friday, nor for believing in Oscar’s abilities from day one at the Foundation.”

“Acknowledgments also go to the ambulance crews, police, air ambulance crew and teams at Royal Berkshire and John Radcliffe Hospitals for their tireless dedication and empathy.” They are all great people.

“Oscar will always be remembered for his kindness, cheeky smile, sense of humor and modest intelligence. “We love you Oscar.”

Staff at Kidmore End CE Primary School have also expressed their “devastation” at the loss of young Oscar.

Martina Parsons, Interim Principal of Kidmore End CE Primary, wrote: “We are deeply devastated to have lost Oscar.”

“Oscar was a really gentle soul and always greeted you with a cheery good morning and asked how you were.”

“He was always polite, kept the door open, and always responded with a sincere “You’re welcome.” He loved his family and spoke about them regularly at school.

“Last year at school he loved our day by the river and had great fun playing and singing at the Leavers’ Play with his friends and classmates.”

“We have an incredibly strong school community and will do what we can to support Oscar’s family, our students and staff as we navigate this event together.”

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