Redland High girls rescue injured walker

August 04 2014

PUPILS from Redland High School had to deal with a real emergency during their recent Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition.

PUPILS from Redland High School had to deal with a real emergency during their recent Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition.
The girls were nearing the end of their journey, in Minehead, when they encountered an injured man, with a suspected broken leg, after falling down a steep bank. He had become entangled in the undergrowth near the water.
Year 11s Katherine Clarke and Georgina Jarman, and Year 12s Yuanshu Huang, Hanaa Kahtan and Naima Abdi quickly assessed the situation and Katherine dialled 999.
Georgina’s navigational skills - providing the emergency services with the exact six figure grid reference - enabled paramedics to quickly arrive at the scene.
The girls also used their emergency blanket to cover the man, before using it to attract the attention of the air ambulance.
Caroline Bateson, headmistress at Redland High School, said: "All the girls who undertake Duke of Edinburgh expeditions have extremely thorough training from staff on all aspects of expedition safety.
"While we hope that they never have to face an emergency, I am extremely proud that they handled this situation so well and so calmly."

Redland High girls