VIDEO: Pals of tragic schoolboy Mohammed Ali Ahmed design special bench in his honour

Friends of a schoolboy who tragically died in a car crash unveiled a bench at their school in his memory.

Mohammed Ali Ahmed was killed last year when his aunty’s car was hit by a lorry after it had broken down at the side of the Stoke Hammond bypass.

Unveilling of bench in memory of Mohammed Ali - pictured are his class teacher Sarah Whittaker and some of his classmates PNL-160321-152554009

Unveilling of bench in memory of Mohammed Ali - pictured are his class teacher Sarah Whittaker and some of his classmates PNL-160321-152554009

And on Monday pupils at Haydon Abbey School in Aylesbury, gathered to remember their friend.

Mohammed’s best pals Sami and Rayhaan, and his cousin Ehsan unveiled the bench, which had been decorated based on a design by the year three pupils.

The bench depicts all of Mohammed’s favourite things, including Batman and pizza.

After the bench was revealed the trio set bunches of balloons into the air, while a crowd of classmates, teachers and Mohammed’s family looked on.

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Unveilling of bench in memory of Mohammed Ali PNL-160321-152738009

Judith Ejdowski, headteacher at the school, said: “This is to give the children a bit of closure.

“Mohammed was a really popular little boy and having that bench to sit on is a way for the children to always remember him.”

The design of the bench was decided by the youngsters, and the painting was done by older pupils at the Blueprint centre.

All of the children have signed their names on the side of the bench.

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Unveilling of bench in memory of Mohammed Ali PNL-160321-152518009

As part of the moving ceremony Mohammed’s mother was presented with a girl, and a rose.

Sarah Whittaker, Mohammed’s form teacher who read a poem at the ceremony, said: “The children said they wanted something, and when we suggested a bench all the children were really pleased about it.

“They came up with the design and spoke about all of Mohammed’s favourite things.

“It’s a nice thing for them to see and sit on when they go out to play.”

Earlier this month Bletchley lorry driver Christopher Mallett was jailed for four years for causing Mohammed’s death.

The youngster and his family were travelling home from a trip to Costco when their car broke down.

But after they pulled over ‘daydreaming’ Mallett’s lorry struck the back of their Toyota Rav 4 vehicle. .