THE funeral is due to take place today of a 12-year-old Rotherham boy who died when he was impaled on railings while out collecting conkers.
Lewis Read fell 15ft from a tree on to the iron railings at a cricket ground near his home in the village of Woodsetts a week ago.
He was flown to hospital by air ambulance but died later.
Lewis's funeral is due to take place at St George's Church, in Woodsetts, and both Woodsetts Junior and Infant School and Dinnington Comprehensive School, where Lewis was a pupil, are closing early to allow pupils to attend.
Lewis's family have said they want the occasion to be a celebration of his life.
They have set up a memorial fund in his name.
Following his death Lewis's father Phil, who is deputy secretary and treasurer for Nottinghamshire Constabulary Police Federation, and his mother Angela, said they were struggling to come to terms with their loss of the "popular and likeable lad".
They also appealed to parents to impress on their children the dangers of climbing.
Lewis lived at the family's home in Worksop Road with his parents, three brothers - Daniel 19, Lee 17, and Harrison, 18 - and his sister, Anneka, 19.