Outwood Students Help Save Man’s Life In Chesterfield

Six students from a secondary academy in Chesterfield have been praised in a local newspaper article after playing a key role in saving a man’s life.

The students, who all attend Outwood Academy Newbold, appear on the front cover of the Derbyshire Times after their vital quick-thinking helped save a man who had fallen to the ground while having a seizure.

Reid Straw, 14, Ellie Pickford, 14, Holly Wilson, 13, Eva Smith-White, 13, Riley Wagstaff, 12, and Charlie Walker, 12, were in the park off Thirlmere Road, the Derbyshire Times reports, when the incident occurred.

The article states that the Outwood students ran to the man’s aid and Reid, who had recently completed first aid training with Chesterfield Army cadets, placed the man in the recovery position. 

Quick-thinking Reid also handed his phone to his friends to enable them to call for an ambulance to come help the man, who was believed to be in his 50s.

Steve Roberts, Principal of Outwood Academy Newbold, said: “We are so proud of these quick thinking, amazing students. Their swift actions have helped save a man’s life.

“At Outwood we encourage our students to be valued members of the wider community and to be respectful when they are out and about in the local area. We are beyond thankful and happy to see these fantastic students really living out that ethos.”

You can read the full Derbyshire Times article here: https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/people/praise-for-hero-friends-who-saved-man-s-life-in-chesterfield-1-10014077