The Malta Independent 15 April 2021, Thursday

Pembroke school mourns passing of young student

Friday, 5 March 2021, 17:33 Last update: about 2 months ago

Sorrow has befallen a school in Pembroke, as a young girl tragically passed away.

In a Facebook message, the St Clare College Secondary School wrote how one of their own, Mariam Bodokia, an 8.5 student, passed away.

"Our students have reacted differently to this sad news. Her closest friends found this sad news very difficult to handle. Others have shown sympathy through their silence. Every student contributes in no small measure to the community we create together at St Clare College Secondary School. The loss of any student, particularly at such a tender age, grievously wounds us all."


"We are sure that you will join us in conveying the deepest sorrow and most sincere condolences of the entire school community to Mariam's parents and family. We have offered the family any assistance possible. Likewise, we stand in solidarity with her many friends at this most sad and difficult time."

"Our Guidance teachers and counsellors, have already addressed the needs of our students this morning; they are available to anyone who wishes to talk with them about this tragic event to assist them in dealing with any feelings they may be having or if they feel a more urgent need to talk to someone. On behalf of the whole school community, our sincere condolences to all the family."

Dear Parents and Guardians, It pains us deeply to inform you of the loss today of one of our own. Mariam Bodokia, an...

Posted by St Clare College Secondary School - Pembroke on Thursday, 4 March 2021

In another post, the school wrote: “Her smile was a shining light on a very dull day. She leaves a legacy that being kind is better than being cool. We will forever miss her contagious smile. Rest in peace Mariam.”

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