The mum of a little boy who had to be rushed to hospital by air ambulance after falling at his Blacon school has praised the ‘outstanding’ teachers and medical staff who cared for him.
The four-year-old fell backwards and hit his head while he was playing in the role-play area of his classroom at The Arches Community Primary School on Tuesday (October 4).
Staff swiftly administered first aid and phoned the emergency services when he started to exhibit signs of shock.
The youngster’s mother – who wishes to remain anonymous – told the Chronicle that she feared the worst when she heard the words ‘Alder Hey’ and ‘air ambulance’ but teachers and support staff at The Arches were ‘amazing’ at keeping them informed every step of the way, even driving her and her partner to the hospital and arranging for someone to look after their other two children.
“We don’t know what we would have done without their great support and help,” she said.
“Despite all the drama of a helicopter landing at the school, the teachers and staff showed remarkable and outstanding professionalism.
“They truly are the best school ever, and parents should be queuing to get their children into this school.
“We will never be able to find the words to say how grateful we are for all they did, and in particular to the three who got us through the day – headteacher Michelle Ashfield, my son’s teacher Ceri Moffat and the brave helicopter hero Cara Jones, who went with him in the air ambulance.”
The mum added that her ‘brave little man’ thankfully only suffered a mild concussion and was back to his normal self within a few hours.
She also hailed the medical professionals at Alder Hey and from the North West Ambulance Service.