Emma, a year 7 student at Todmorden High, recently assisted in an emergency situation. Emma had been travelling home on the yellow bus after school and came across two ladies holding up another elderly lady. The lady appeared to have fainted/fallen and was very pale. One of the ladies needed to leave so Emma stepped in, she called 999 to get an ambulance to come to the scene and the ambulance service talked Emma through how to help. Emma and the other lady wrapped her in coats and kept her warm, and talked to her. Emma ran to Gordon Riggs to ask for help, and some staff came across with a medical kit. Although the experience was emotional, Emma managed to remain calm and be a fantastic help in this situation. The lady in question is now in hospital recovering.
A member of the public, left a message on the school telephone. She said that ‘one of our Year 7 students, Emma, helped save a woman’s life yesterday outside Gordon Riggs. The woman has a heart problem and she collapsed. Emma helped contact the emergency services and stayed calm throughout.’
We are all very proud of Emma and how she responded to this crisis, well done Emma!