Onesie funeral tribute for Keane Wallis-Bennett

Friends of Keane Wallis-Bennett' are to wear onesies to her funeral this week.
Friends of Keane Wallis-Bennett' are to wear onesies to her funeral this week.
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FRIENDS of a tragic girl killed by a collapsing wall at her school will wear onsies at her funeral this week.

The mother of Keane Wallis Bennett revealed close friends of her daughter will wear the onsies as her daughter had “loved them”.

12-year-old Keane died on April 1 when a free-standing modesty wall at Liberton High School in Edinburgh collapsed on her while she was changing for her PE class.

Her death certificate revealed that she had died from “multiple injuries” when the wall fell.

Keane’s funeral will take place on Thursday with her family encouraging people to wear “bright” colours to the service at Mortonhall Crematorium.

Keane’s mother, Abbie Wallis, has revealed her friends will wear onsies to celebrate her daughter’s life.

Writing on social media, Ms Wallis, insisted there was no dress code, but said that some friends would be wearing onsies, while she would be wearing something “bright and airy.”

Ms Wallis said: “There is no dress code for Thursday. I know some of the children are opting for onsies which is great as Keane loved them. I’m gonna pass on that though and go for something a little bright and airy.”

Another close family member also encouraged people to wear light colours saying “Wear anything you want. We want to keep it bright.”

A number of youngsters and friends of Keane have said that they will wear onsies to pay tribute to the youngster.

One close friend of Keane, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “Everyone is wearing onsies and bright colours on Thursday.

“Keane was a very kind girl and didn’t have a bad bone in her body. She was loved by a lot of people.

“She was a very close friend of mine and I am missing her a lot. I knew her since primary school, she didn’t deserve to die so young like this.”

The plans for Keane’s funeral come as councillors in Edinburgh have revealed that the gym building where the youngster tragically died could be demolished following the completion of Police Scotland’s investigation.

Officials are still carrying out an extensive consultation with parents, staff, representatives and local families on the future of the PE block, with options including knocking it down.

Councillor and Convenor of Education, Children and Familiies, Paul Godzik, said: “We have to have that discussion and it’s right we have that discussion with them rather than just making the decision.”

Edinburgh Council have also confirmed that all free-standing walls at Castlebrae High School and Leith Academy which are identical to the one which collapsed at Liberton will be demolished.

Other walls with similar structures will also be knocked down or reinforced.