Memory gathering for Lincoln teacher Sian Marshall-Plewes tomorrow
English teacher Sian Marshall-Plewes has been described as an "inspiration" and a "loving mother figure" to her students.
Following her tragic death near a luxury holiday resort in the Dominican Republic in the early hours of Saturday morning, the Echo has been inundated with tributes for the 36-year-old.
Students and all those who knew her will be able to lay flowers and pay their respects at the Priory City of Lincoln Academy.
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A special tribute page has also been launched in memory of Sian on social network site Facebook by her friends and it has already received more than 1,400 likes.
Former student at Priory City of Lincoln Academy, Danielle Jenkinson, 19, said: "She was more of a friend and a mother figure than a teacher.
"As pupils we could go to her about anything and everything.
"That could include any problems outside of school. No problem was too big for her to take an interest in.
"She was the most amazing person and brilliant teacher.
"She had a fish bowl in her classroom at school and we used to feed the fish every time we started class.
"I will always remember her and everyone will miss her greatly."
Another former pupil, Craig Clark, posted the following tribute on her Facebook tribute page: "Loved English classes with her. They were awesome."
On the Lincolnshire Echo website this week, one of the tributes read: "I am shocked and saddened to hear this news.
"Ms Marshall was my English teacher in Year 7.
"She made joining a new school a far easier experience than it might have been without her.
"As well as being a brilliant teacher she was full of encouragement, support and love and was one of the most caring secondary school teachers I have ever come across.
"She also helped me with a few personal issues as well as fuelling my love for the subject she taught.
"I will always remember her.
"She was one of my favourite teachers."
Staff from the Priory City of Lincoln Academy also paid tribute to their much-loved colleague.
A statement read: "Sian Marshall-Plewes commenced employment as a trainee teacher in September 2002 at the Priory LSST.
"In September 2003 Sian became a qualified teacher and was employed as a teacher of English with the City of Lincoln Community College, later named the Priory City of Lincoln Academy.
"Sian tragically lost her life whilst on holiday in the Dominican Republic.
"Sian was an extremely popular teacher with staff and students.
"Our thoughts are with Sian's family and friends at this sad time."
Debbie Barnes, director of children's services at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "We are sorry to hear of this tragic news.
"The reaction from pupils, the school and so many people shows what a committed and valued teacher she was.
"Our thoughts are with Sian's family and friends."