Zackery, the twin brother of Logan Carrie, the youngster killed on the A92 in February, joined classmates in a moving tribute on Friday, ensuring his brother’s memory will continue to live on.
Family and staff at Pitcoudie Primary School gathered in the communal garden to unveil a specially made wooden locomotive planter, chosen by classmates and members of the school’s Parent, Teacher Association due to Logan’s love of steam trains.
Then, following a short speech from the nine-year-old’s grandfather Robert Brown, who told pupils the occasion was a happy one in which to remember their classmate, the children released balloons into the summer sunshine.
Each balloon was accompanied with a tag that if returned would ensure that the family would make a donation to the charity of the finder’s choice.
Logan was killed while attempting to cross the busy A92 trunk road close to his home in Cadham on February 10.
Mr Brown told the Gazette the occasion was celebration of Logan’s short life in which his friends could be directly involved.
“The school has been wonderful throughout and we said from the outset that we would want to support the children and this was the most fitting way because the children had input into what lasting memorial was to be created,” he said.
Aileen McGowan, headteacher, said the ceremony had been a fitting way to remember Logan and had been something the children and the school had needed to help cope with the loss following news of the youngster’s death.
The train was paid for from half of the donations made my mourners at the funeral, the other half – £267.50 – was donated to the Help for Heroes charity.
The charity’s regional manager Kim Wardner attended the ceremony adding that the donation was a wonderful gesture to come from such a tragic set of circumstances.
A name plaque is also to to be fitted to a bench within the garden area.
The family met with the Procurator Fiscal on Monday following the completion of a police investigation into the accident and are expected to know soon the verdict surrounding Logan’s death.