We are excited to announce that this morning, Hanna Rehman in Year 6 visited Media City for an interview on BBC Breakfast Live.
Her story has also been covered on the radio throughout the day today after Key 103 visited Bury Grammar School to interview Mrs Howard and Mrs Mckittrick.
This is following Hanna’s remarkable actions in saving her mum’s life after she suffered a severe allergic reaction, using the first aid knowledge she learned in our BGS First Aid Club with Mrs Woodhead.
Hanna appeared on the BBC Breakfast show at 8.55am joined by her mum Michelle and Tracey Taylor from the British Red Cross.
Hanna was chosen by the Red Cross to be interviewed about how she reacted when her mum was unresponsive after collapsing. Hanna emphasised that she followed the first aid training she received at school and put her mum in the recovery position before ringing 999. Unfortunately due to child protection regulations, Hanna was unable to mention Bury Grammar School specifically but we are incredibly proud of how Hanna represented BGS and how well she answered all the questions.
Tracey from the British Red Cross used Hanna’s story to highlight the ‘Every Child a Life Saver Campaign’, encouraging young people to learn basic first aid so if they were ever in a situation as Hanna was, they would have the confidence, skills and knowledge to help. Linking in with this, BGS is very proud that in the last 18 months over 700 boys and girls have joined thousands of young people across the UK to learn how to resuscitate someone who had suffered a cardiac arrest. In collaboration with the British Heart Foundation, St John Ambulance, The British Red Cross and the North West Ambulance Service, every single pupil in Bury Grammar School Boys and Girls from Year 8 onwards is trained to perform CPR and to use a defibrillator. Year 6 and 7 pupils will be trained in the spring and the whole of the 6th Form will take part in Emergency First Aid training.
Hanna thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience (especially meeting singing superstar Craig David, who featured earlier on in the show!): “I loved my visit to BBC Breakfast this morning and having my hair and make-up done. I was really, really nervous but everyone was so kind that they put me at ease. I was very proud to tell my story about saving my mum’s life and I think everyone should attend a First Aid course. I’m so glad that they taught me all these life saving techniques at School.”
The video of Hanna on BBC Breakfast is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer. The story appears 2 hours and 55 minutes into the show and the link can be found below.
They Key 103 interviews can also be seen on the ‘Key 103 News’ Twitter page. Please find the links below.