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Alexia Hennessey 2002-2022

The remembrance ceremony for Lexie Hennessey, who left LEH in 2019, was attended by many of her LEH friends and teachers last week. Alannah O'Hare, Class of 2021, pays tribute to her dear friend.

Lexie joined LEH in September 2014 from Wimbledon High Junior School and quickly became a popular and much-admired member of her form class, 3X. Her kindness, friendly smile and good sense of humour ensured she soon made lots of friends and she settled into school life quickly. Living in Wimbledon meant Lexie travelled on the C7 joint LEH-Hampton school bus every day, another opportunity to expand her social circle and have fun on the way to and from school.  

Lexie’s irrepressible diligence and astounding work ethic also made her a favourite amongst teachers, she was renowned amongst her class for never handing in a piece of homework late and her work was frequently used as a model example. Lexie’s zest for learning meant she excelled at the academic side of school and although she achieved the very top marks across the curriculum, her particular passion for RS, English and languages shone through. The L4 trip to France and L5 RS trip to St Paul’s Cathedral were just a couple of the trips she enjoyed during her time at LEH. 

Away from the classroom, Lexie was a familiar face in the sports hall as a gymnast and always played a major role in the annual gym display. Her talent for tumbling and trampolining earnt her a place in the gym squad and she regularly represented the school at gymnastic competitions, including the London Schools Trampoline Championships in 2016. She made friends across different year groups through gymnastics and was always noted for her smile and willingness to help younger students.

Outside school, Lexie lived with her family in Wimbledon. She loved her cats and dog, enjoyed helping at Girl Guides and having fun with her friends. She was also very creative, and enjoyed taking photos, making videos, fashion and writing.  

In her time at LEH, Lexie brought so much joy and kindness to many people. Her ambition and determination were an inspiration, she always went above and beyond what was expected of her and was selfless in her enthusiasm to help others. Her generosity, good humour and brilliant mind will never be forgotten.

Lexie was very much loved by her innumerable friends and will always be remembered as a friendly, committed and compassionate member of the LEH community. She will be sorely missed by all.

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