Mourners lined the streets outside a Bolton school this afternoon as people gathered to pay their respects to 14-year-old Adam Kay. 

Adam, a student at Harper Green school, was remembered in a poignant tribute, as over a hundred motorbikes escorted his coffin, which was carried from his home in a sidecar. 

The rain didn’t stop teachers and former classmates from lining up outside the school in Farnworth to pay tribute to the schoolboy, who died and was found in the water near a popular beauty spot in Salford on June 2 following a huge search operation involving dozens of emergency response vehicles. 

Dozens lined the street as Adam arrived, stopping outside the entrance to his former school for the last time. 

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The sound of engines being revved almost drowned out the claps and cheers from those nearby, as they paid their respects to the much-loved youngster. 

After a few minutes, the coffin moved on, heading towards a smaller service attended by Adam's closest friends and family. 

His family drove behind the teen, with tens of bikes, vans, and cars following the procession, something the young boy would have loved due to his passion for motorbikes. 

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Flowers, balloons, and messages of love and support were tied to the school's fence, telling of the grief and loss felt by the entire school. 

Adam transferred to the school from Kearsley Academy in October 2019, and quickly won over pupils and staff alike with his charm and positivity. 

Paying tribute at the time of Adam’s death, headteacher Stephen Gribbon said: “The loss of Adam has devastated our entire community. It feels incredibly cruel that someone so full of life and so young should be taken from us and not given the chance to fulfill his potential.

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“Adam was loved by so many of you and it has been heartening to read the beautiful tributes that you and your teachers have written.”

Following Adam's death a campaign was launched to highlight the dangers of swimming in open water.