Brownlow Integrated College was devastated to lose our dear pupil and friend Cameron Truesdale in 2018.
Since his passing we have, as a school community, wanted to create a permanent memorial within the school estate, in his name. We wanted to ensure that it was a bright, positive, joyful reminder of a young boy who was all those things and so much more.
After discussion with Cameron’s friends and staff, it was agreed that we would create a garden area which would give our school community somewhere to meet, to laugh, to cry, to reflect and to find company. Under the expert direction and care of Miss Linda Bowman, Cameron’s friends, and the school gardening club- a beautiful space was designed, created and planted with much hard work and commitment over the months. It reflects many of Cameron’s favourite things- colours, wildlife, Chelsea FC and the outdoors. It includes a picnic table, a beautiful wooden bench and a bespoke mural created to reflect Cameron’s life and loves.
Today we officially opened Cameron’s Garden, for the Brownlow Integrated College community to use. It will be a permanent tribute to a special boy we loved so much. It keeps his memory alive for us and reminds us of the colour, joy and fun that he brought to us all in his life and time here. His name will be spoken often and seen daily- his garden will bring young people together, help strengthen friendships and for those of us who knew and loved him, will make us smile at his memory- his smile, his infectious laugh and his kind, caring personality and character.