... And What Did You Learn at School Today?
Walking home with his mum from Parents’ Evening last week, Don-Bosco Rodgers (Yr 11) saw what appeared to be a mound on the pavement in the distance. He suggested to his mum that they went to investigate, which they did. The mound was in fact a man lying on the pavement with a near empty bottle of vodka and an empty box of pills by his side.
As luck would have it, Don-Bosco had, earlier in the day, attended a P.E. lesson where the students were being instructed in first aid and in particular the recovery position! Without hesitation, Don- Bosco and his mum established that the man was conscious and called an ambulance. Putting into practice what he had learnt earlier, Don-Bosco placed the man in the recovery position and kept talking to him until the ambulance arrived.
Sometimes students think that they will never use what they learn at school – not so in this case! Don-Bosco’s quick thinking and prompt action saved a life.
Well done Don-Bosco. The Harefield Academy is truly proud of you!