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Jandelle comes to the rescue

Jandelle Shaw, 11, used her new-found first aid skills to help a teacher when she was taken ill

Jandelle Shaw rushed to the rescue of Anna Szaskiewicz when she was taken ill and fainted during a break time at Oasis Academy Aspinal, in Gorton, Manchester.

Eleven-year-old Jandelle sprung into action by breaking the teacher’s fall, placing her in the recovery position and calling for help.

Year 6 teacher Rachel Hughes said staff and pupils at the school are so proud of Jandelle for her quick-thinking during the incident.

Jandelle’s Year 6 class recently attended the Injury Minimization Programme for Schools (I.M.P.S) training at the paediatric emergency department of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

The health initiative aims to reduce death and disability from accidental injuries in children and young people by arming them with vital first aid skills and medical knowledge.

Just weeks after her training, Jandelle managed to put those skills into use.

Rachel said the I.M.P.S course has proved invaluable to her pupils.

She said: “I think that the amazing response and care Jandelle gave needs to be shared and also the amazing impact this training has had on our class, school and a member of staff’s life.”

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