Friends hold minute’s silence at Adrenaline Alley in Corby for tragic Uppingham pupil from Gretton

Jack Thompson lived in Gretton and attended Uppingham Community College
Jack Thompson lived in Gretton and attended Uppingham Community College

A one minute silence was held at Corby’s indoor skateboarding venue Adrenaline Alley on Saturday in memory of a teenager from Gretton who died last week.

Jack Thompson, who lived in Gretton but attended Uppingham Community College, was a regular at the Priors Haw Road site.

A letter sent home to students and parents from community college principal Jan Turner said Jack had suffered a heart attack last Sunday, March 8, and had passed away last Thursday, March 12.

In the letter, she added: “We must pull together as a school community and help each other at this sad time.”

On Saturday, friends of Jack held a silence and applause at Adrenaline Alley in Jack’s memory.