EXCITED youngsters at a Solihull junior school had an unexpected surprise when an air ambulance landed in the school playing field.
Children at Bentley Heath C of E Primary School were amazed when the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance arrived after a nine-year-old pupil fell from a climbing frame.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the Widney Close school shortly after 1.15pm last Wednesday, where an ambulance, rapid response vehicle and the air ambulance were despatched.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived to find a boy who had reportedly fallen a short distance from a climbing frame.
“The nine-year-old boy suffered neck and back pain in the fall. The doctor and crews assessed the boy and immobilised him with a neck collar and spinal board before he was taken by ambulance to Heartlands Hospital for further treatment.”
Head Andrew Williams said: “We would like to thank the air ambulance for their swift response and their professionalism.
“They also brought a great deal of excitement to the other pupils, who although concerned about their friend, had probably not seen a helicopter so close before.
“This was a simple playground accident, and we will be encouraging our children to continue to enjoy using our playground equipment safely and sensibly.”
The pupil concerned was not seriously injured and was back in lessons the next day.