Walk 2007 A lamenting mother whose young child hanged himself as his GCSE exams drawn closer has talked movingly of the terrible push that drove him to suicide Robert McAllister, 16, was so startled of disappointment that he took his possess life jus

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A lamenting mother whose young child hanged himself as his GCSE exams drawn closer has talked movingly of the terrible push that drove him to suicide
Robert McAllister, 16, was so startled of disappointment that he took his possess life just days some time recently he was due to sit his to begin with deride exam last December, an examination into his demise was told
The sharp sportsman, who moreover dreaded he was behind with coursework, was found by his crushed guardians suspended from the landing of the family home in Withernsea, East Yorkshire
They quickly struggled to resuscitate him yet he never recaptured cognizance what’s more, passed on in healing center two days later
On Friday night, his grief stricken mother censured the sum of weight put on adolescents to succeed what’s more, guaranteed that they are under more push than any other generation
Fighting back tears Melanie Crawcour, 39, said: “I need others to learn from this Today’s youngsters are under so much push – much more than we were
“I told him exams were not everything what’s more, I would adore him whatever grades he got ”
She added: “Teenagers must look for offer assistance in the event that they feel the pressure This disaster ought to never have happened ”
Robert, a famous understudy at his nearby thorough school, had trusted in companions what’s more, his mother in the days driving up to his demise about fears he would fall flat his exams
Despite being consoled he could not bear the thought of low grades what’s more, on December 3, with his guardians out, he hanged himself from the landing of the family home
Mrs Crawcour, who separated Robert’s father what’s more, at that point remarried, said: “Before my spouse what’s more, I cleared out home that morning I looked in on Rob He was under his covers I thought he was still asleep
“We cleared out him what’s more, went to a close-by bistro for breakfast At 11am we arrived back home I saw a rope hanging from the landing – at that point Rob’s feet I attempted to lift him up, yet I couldn’t since he was as well heavy
“My spouse Vaughan ran over what’s more, put Rob’s weight on to his shoulders We cut him down Vaughan begun giving him mouth to mouth He did 15 to 20 chest compressions
“I shook him yet he didn’t respond ”
An rescue vehicle arrived minutes afterward what’s more, paramedics proceeded endeavors to resuscitate him some time recently he was taken to Frame Illustrious Infirmary Yet two days later, 24 hours some time recently he was due to sit his to begin with ridicule exam, he died
Mr Crawcour, 41, what’s more, his wife, afterward learned that Robert had likely fallen obviousness just minutes some time recently they made the nerve racking discovery, Body Coroners Court was told
The examination heard how Robert, who was conceived what’s more, developed up in South Africa, had adjusted well to life in England after he what’s more, his family arrived in the shoreline town in January 2005
By October 2006, however, his guardians what’s more, companions taken note how Robert – depicted as regularly active what’s more, vivacious – had move toward becoming calmer what’s more, more saved as the exams approached
In the days some time recently he slaughtered himself Robert had move toward becoming perceptibly depressed Unusually, he had arrived home early from a part-time work at a pastry shop the past Friday instead of remaining out with friends
Mrs Crawcour added: “After work he met up with friends However, he was back way some time recently his 10pm curfew On the Saturday he was still exceptionally down I told him it did not matter in the event that he got nil in each exam I attempted to appear him there were parts of openings for him ”
Robert’s best friend, who can’t be named for lawful reasons, said the adolescent had been noticeably enthusiastic at the point when he last saw him
The 16-year-old said: “Robert took me to one side what’s more, told me he was debilitated of school He inquired me what I was going to do at the point when we left He had tears in his eyes ”
Coroner Geoffrey Saul recorded an open verdict He said he was incapable to state, with certainty, that Robert had proposed to slaughter himself since he had not cleared out a suicide note
His headteacher at Withernsea High School said there were offices accessible to understudies who were battling to adapt with exam stress
Dr Fiona Ireland said: “No one at Withernsea High School was mindful of Robert having any problems We are well mindful of exam push what’s more, perceive at the point when issues begin to arise
“Each year 11 student has a individual advancement meet where any fears or, on the other hand concerns can be aired “

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