Tributes have been paid to a six-year-old pupil who died after being hit by a falling tree.
The pupil at Gosforth Park First School was tragically killed following the incident on Friday.
The youngster was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by road with a Great North Air Ambulance doctor on board.
Northumbria Police confirmed that the youngster died as a result of the accident on Saturday morning.
Police were called to Gosforth Park First School following the death of a youngster
The school has put extra help in place for staff and students following the fatality.
Headteacher Leanne Lamb said: ‘Our entire school community has been shocked and devastated by the tragic news that one of our pupils passed away during the night, as a result of injuries suffered from a falling tree in the school grounds.
‘First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the child’s family and friends as they come to terms with this tragic loss.
A six-year-old pupil was killed by a falling tree at Gosforth Park first School
Staff and pupils at the Newcastle school have been offered support
‘As a school and community, we will take the time to mourn and are putting in place extra support for the staff and pupils who are devastated by this incident.
‘We would ask that people respect the privacy of the grieving family and the school as we work to understand exactly how this happened.’
A spokesperson for Northumbria Police confirmed that an investigation was under way saying: ‘Our officers are continuing to support her family and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time.
‘An investigation has been launched with police working in conjunction with the health and safety executive.’