Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Schoolgirls Rescue Fall Pensioner

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Schoolgirls Rescue Fall Pensioner

Article excerpt

A GROUP of schoolgirls have been praised for helping an elderly man who had fallen and hit his head in Salford.

Ellie Brown, 14, Emmie Marie Rose, 15, and Chloe Johnson, 11, were walking home from school through Buile Hill Park when they discovered the injured pensioner.

The Buile Hill Visual Arts College pupils immediately sprung into action, with Year 10 student Ellie taking her school jumper from her bag and placing it under the man's head to make him comfortable, while Emmie rang for an ambulance. The three friends then waited with the man, thought to be in his 70s, until help arrived.

Ellie's mum Michelle Brown says she is incredibly proud of the girls for their actions.

She said: "They were walking home from school at around 12.10pm when they found the man with a head injury. The man is often in the park and most people know him. …

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