Praise for kindhearted teens

Published on: Tuesday, 10-March-2015

A group of students at a Knowsley school have been praised after coming to the aid of a pensioner who slipped and fell in Prescot town centre.

The group of Year 11 students rushed to the lady’s assistance, giving first aid and wrapping her in their jackets until an ambulance arrived.

The kindness and quick thinking of Ben Middleton, 15, Matthew Corker, 15, Megan O'Shea, 15, Lewis Bowers, 13 and Lauryn Gallagher, 16, was noticed by the local police. They contacted the children’s school, Knowsley Park, to tell their head teacher what had happened.

And the injured lady herself contacted the school after being treated, to say she was recovering from her injuries – which included a fractured collarbone as well as cuts and bruises – and to thank the group for their swift action and their care.

Judy Walker, head teacher at Knowsley Park, said: “We are exceptionally proud of the way this group of young people responded to this very difficult situation.

“They are a credit to themselves, their families and the school.”