Top marks from Mayor for quick-thinking pupils

THREE Royton and Crompton School pupils have been praised for coming to the aid of an injured woman.

Amy Leach, 16, plus 15-year-olds Aneesha Hoque and Caitlin Murray intervened when they saw Elaine Robinson tumble over a coffee table in the school’s reception area, breaking her wrist.

To show her gratitude for the girls’ prompt actions Elaine, an Oldham SENDIASS Officer, contacted the Mayor of Oldham’s Office at Oldham Council to see if the girls’ actions could be suitably recognised.

And that’s exactly what happened as the Mayor, Councillor Shadab Qumer, presented Amy, Aneesha and Caitlin with the Mayor’s Appreciation Award along with some vouchers.

Pictured right: The Mayor of Oldham Cllr Shadab Qumer with pupils Caitlin Murray, Amy Leach, and Aneesha Hoque with Elaine Robinson and teacher Mrs Freer

Elaine said: “The girls were just amazing, so kind and caring and I just wanted to say a big thank you to them because a lot of young people wouldn’t know what to do in that situation.

“They managed to get me up, provide me with a chair and some water and get me some further help.

“Lots of young people get bad press but in my role I am seeing big changes and there are big improvements especially with this cohort of children at Royton and Crompton.”

The girls were very surprised to hear they were going to meet the Mayor and receive an award.

Teacher and Head of Year 11, Mrs Freer, said: “It’s a massive pat on the back to the girls to be recognised in this way.

“The school is in the process of change and things are steadily getting more positive, which the children are coming to realise and their actions are beginning to reflect this.

“Actions like that of Amy, Aneesha and Caitlin will soon become the norm and we couldn’t be more proud of them for leading the way.”

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