LIFE-SAVER: Clitheroe girl helps to save grandma’s life

AWARD: Daisy is presented with her special first aid certificate by British Heart Foundation and North West Ambulance representative Mark Evans. (s)
AWARD: Daisy is presented with her special first aid certificate by British Heart Foundation and North West Ambulance representative Mark Evans. (s)

A PUPIL at a Clitheroe primary school has received a special first aid award after helping to save her grandma’s life.

Daisy Dixon, who is in Year Three at St Michael and St John’s RC Primary School, was presented with a special Heartstart recognition of achievement certificate after she used first aid skills acquired at school to help her grandma.

The youngster was taught first aid, including the recovery position, at school by infant teacher Mrs Emma Jackson during the school’s Infant Golden Hour sessions, before last year’s summer holidays.

During the summer break, Daisy enjoyed a holiday with her family, during which her grandma had an unfortunate accident slipping and falling down some steps.

As soon as Daisy realised something was wrong she immediately used her emergency life support skills shouting for help and asking that an ambulance be called.

She then helped her father put her grandma into the recovery position and covered the wound on her grandma’s head.

Frances Wightman, project officer for the Heartstart initiative at the British Heart Foundation, subsequently wrote to Daisy praising the youngster for her actions.

“I am sure that your Nana is very pleased that you were there and that you were able to act so quickly and efficiently.

“The staff at the school and your family must be very proud that you were able to use the skills you have learnt through Heartstart in a very confident and capable manner.”