I am off work this evening, after taking a bump to the head, when I slipped on wet leaves while rollerblading with the kids at work. We were doing circuits of the driveway, (which I cone off when rollerblading) and had just crossed the playground. As I went past the front of the school, I slipped on wet leaves, lost balance and went head first into the side of kitchen bin compound. It’s a good thing I had my helmet on. I also hurt my arm, but that was just a mild sprain.
A couple of the boarders saw the accident and went straight into action. One boarder took control of the situation and told one of the other boys to skate back to J Block, to to the unit and get help. The boarder who took charge and rolled me into the recovery position. Another boarder boarder nabbed my keys, skated round to B Block and grabbed a First Aid Kit from the Staff Room.
Meanwhile the boarder who stayed with me, called 999 for an ambulance and explained that their Careworker had slipped on leaves and bashed his head. By now, an emergency radio call had gone out and I had colleagues from my unit, Sister Judy from Sick Bay, 2 Healthcare Assistants and Sam. (Who heard the call over the radio.) The Paramedics checked me over and thankfully, I did not need to go to Hospital, but was taken to Sick Bay (in a wheelchair) and had the cut above my eye fixed.
I could not be prouder of the Boarders who came to my aid and I will make sure that in Monday Morning assembly, they are given praise from the Head. I am off work tonight, due to my accident; but I will be fine. I am on a late tomorrow and I deffo will not be rollerblading. Sam’s going to get rid of the wet leaves and we will only be rollerblading when it is dry and the playground and driveway are clear.
Staff on the Unit I work on have called a couple of times, as the kids are worrying about me, even though they have been told I will be OK. I will be deffo be rewarding them with extra merit points, when I go back in tomorrow.
Meanwhile at home, I have been spending time with our kids and have had cups of tea bought to me by Josh and I have been playing Sonic and Knuckles on the Sega Mega drive with Kyrlo and Toby.
Thank you to the boarders who came to my aid, after I had taken a tumble. It just proves how much the kids care about me and knowing that if something did happen to me again, there’s always someone to help.
Our Unit Ethos is “If you can’t help yourself, then there will always be someone here who is willing to help you”. That was shown this afternoon, by boarders who could of just skated by and left me behind the wheelie bins. However they didn’t and they did the right thing. They gave me care when I needed it the most.