Tributes to Sian Marshall-Plewes who died in Dominican Republic

Sian Marshall-Plewes
Image caption Sian Marshall-Plewes had been at the school since qualifying in 2003

Students and friends will gather later to pay tribute to a teacher from Lincoln who drowned while on holiday in the Dominican Republic.

Sian Louise Marshall-Plewes, 36, died on 3 August. It is thought she got into difficulty while swimming off Sousa Beach.

An event is being held at the Priory City of Lincoln Academy, where Ms Marshall-Plewes taught English.

Organisers said people were invited to lay flowers and release lanterns.

'Kept smiling'

Students have paid tribute to Ms Marshall-Plewes on a specially created Facebook page.

Hannah Wells posted: "You were always that supportive teacher that kept you calm through exams and kept smiling no matter what!"

Kay Holden wrote: "You always knew when I was upset and always managed to make me smile.

"I always wanted to return the favour seems like it won't happen now. You will never ever be forgotten."

Ms Marshall-Plewes had been at the Skellingthorpe Road school since she qualified as an English teacher in 2003.

A spokesperson for the school said: "As you can see from the Facebook comments Sian was an extremely popular teacher with staff and students.

"Our thoughts are with Sian's family and friends at this sad time."

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