Year 6 pupils at Peterborough school praised for helping elderly woman who fell and hurt herself

Oliva Cloutman and Anastasja Jurguyte

Oliva Cloutman and Anastasja Jurguyte

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Two primary school pupils have been praised for looking after an elderly woman who hurt herself after a nasty fall.

Year 6 pupils Oliva Cloutman and Anastasja Jurguyte from Dogsthorpe Academy were walking home from school when they found the woman who had fallen over a clump of grass.

They called an ambulance and stayed with her until it arrived.

The woman’s granddaughter is Sami Griffin, assistant principal at Newark Hill Academy.

She wrote to the academy saying: “Tonight after school some girls wearing a Dogsthorpe Academy uniform behaved in a way in which I and my family are incredibly proud and grateful. 

“Our Nan had a bad fall in the field off Welland Road on her way home from visiting a friend. She stumbled on a clump of grass and fell over.

“Some of your pupils found her, immediately dialled 111 to seek advice and informed the ambulance of the location.

“They also made sure we were contacted. On top of this, they manned each entrance to the field in order to best direct the ambulance crew to her. 

“We have just been to visit her in A and E and it’s likely her ankle is broken. 

“She was overwhelmed at the help and kindness those children showed, and we are incredibly grateful to them.”

A spokeswoman for the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust, which runs Dogsthorpe Academy, said: “This term the trust’s theme is ‘Power for Good’ of which one aspect is about how to support children and young people to use their power for good by understanding the ways in which they are powerful and encouraging individual and collective action to create the best world possible.

“I think the actions of Olivia and Anastasja are an excellent example of this.”