A book of condolences has been opened at a Moray school following the death of a “warm and encouraging” youth worker.
Angie Spalding, from Newmill, was a regular visitor to Elgin High School and Forres Academy in her role as a life coach with charity Quarriers.
The 44-year-old died in a car crash on the A96 about two miles west of Keith on Friday.
Since then, tributes have flooded in recognising the youth worker’s dedication to the students she worked with.
And now pupils, staff and parents at Elgin High School have been encouraged the share their memories of the popular support worker in a book of condolences.
Head teacher Hugh McCulloch said: “Angie has worked for many years within the local community, most recently in her role with Quarriers, working as a life coach at the school.
“Angie’s care and compassion made a huge impact on the lives of many. A book of remembrance has been opened at the school for staff and students to share their memories of Angie. Our heartfelt thoughts go to Angie’s family at this time.”
Mrs Spalding’s work at the schools involved her working with pupils to set targets to encourage them to reach their potential.
Last night one parent praised the impact Mrs Spalding made on her daughter’s education.
She said: “Angie also did straight talking. She was primarily always for the young person but often called us at home to make sure we were ok too.
“Angie had an energy that never seem to slow down. She was just amazing.”
Emma Johnston, operational manager at Quarriers in Elgin, believes her colleague’s passion to do her best for those she helped will be missed by many across the region.
She said: “Those of us who worked with her benefited from her caring ways and saw first-hand her drive and determination to improve the lives of the people she supported.
“Angie’s warm and encouraging nature and her natural affinity with young people shone through in everything she did. She will be sorely missed.”