A former school of a teen who died two years ago are hoping to create a permanent memorial in his honour.

Ted Southward, 14, was involved in a collision in 2022 while riding a bike and died at the scene.

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Now, the school council at Waberthwaite Primary is looking to fund a slide for the playground, an idea that was thought of by Ted's siblings and cousins.

The Mail: Ted Southward died in 2022Ted Southward died in 2022 (Image: Family handout)

The school said: "This was devastating to his family, friends and the wider community.

"We are hoping to bring everyone together to share memories of Ted, and support his family and friends - Ted was, and still is, a big part of Waberthwaite, our friend, brother, cousin and past pupil - everyone knew Ted and loved him."

'Ted's slide' will be funded through various charity events, including a tractor run through the area on Sunday, May 5.

"Ted had a passion for farming and tractors, shared with his brother Franklin who came up with the idea to organise a Tractor Road Run," said the school.

"We are going to invite members of our farming community to come together for this - something that the whole family, young and old, can take part in."

The Mail: Ted had a passion for racing carsTed had a passion for racing cars (Image: Family handout)

On the day, a raffle and auction will be held to raise funds for the play equipment, with raffle tickets being sold before and during the event.

Away from the tractor run, M-Sport, based in Cockermouth, will be hosting a 5k run on June 19 to contribute to the school's fundraiser.

During his time at Millom School, Ted was involved in work experience at M-Sport and planned to start an apprenticeship there.

They said: "This summer, let us trade horsepower for people power, and the roar of engines for the rhythm of feet pounding the track.

"As you race towards your personal best, know that every step taken will contribute to building Ted's slide and honouring his legacy."