STUNNED students are coming home early after the tragic death of one of their schoolmates.
Jack, from South Shields, was on an adventure holiday in Tanzania with his classmates from Harton Technology College when he suffered a severe allergic reaction on Tuesday.
Despite receiving immediate first aid, he could not be resuscitated.
He has been in the East African country with expedition company True Adventure, working to build sports facilities for a local school.
Bosses at True Adventure say they are working with airlines to bring all team members back home as soon as possible and will continue to provide support through specialist trauma counsellors.
Dan Trueman, managing director of True Adventure said: “We are fully committed to supporting all those involved as best we can and have specialist trauma counsellors available while also working tirelessly to gather the facts so we can understand exactly what happened.
“I cannot stress how impressed we have been by the resilience, determination and bravery shown by all members of the expedition team in the aftermath of this incident, they have been a great credit to their families and their college.”