A high school pupil helped save a man’s life after undertaking CPR training at The Westleigh School.
Rebecca Rowe, a Year 10 pupil at the Leigh-based school, leaped to the aid of a man who had collapsed in the street, administering life-saving first aid until help arrived.
After hearing of Rebecca’s heroic actions, Head of Year 10 Mr Finney said: “We are so unbelievably proud. Rebecca is an amazing young girl who is a credit to herself, her family and The Westleigh School.”
Undertaking CPR training a few weeks earlier as part of her role as a Head Girl at the school, Rebecca was able to check the man’s vitals and recognise that he had irregular breathing.
Dialling the emergency services, Rebecca remained calm as she carried out chest compressions until the ambulance arrived.
Following the incident, Rebecca is now encouraging other pupils to undertake first-aid training, commenting: “Thanks to the school I already knew what to do in the situation and provide the man with the help needed.”
Headteacher Carlton Bramwell added: “We are bursting with pride. This is just one demonstration of the Westleigh way serving the community.”