This week at St Peter’s has been dominated by one event which took just seconds to occur but which had a significant impact for one family in particular, and the whole St Peter’s community. As many of you will be aware, a pupil from Year 6 had a bicycle accident on the way to school on Thursday morning which also involved a car. Swift and caring action by members of the public, an outstanding response from the full emergency services team, and brilliant care by the medical staff in the specialist paediatric unit at Southampton General Hospital all resulted in the pupil receiving the immediate treatment so urgently needed at every stage. However, all of these efforts would have been in vain had the pupil not been wearing a cycle helmet. Without that piece of kit, the outcome to Thursday morning’s event is likely to have been gravely different. I ask you all, please, to reinforce to all of your families and friends who cycle to please wear helmets. They do save lives. One saved the life of our year 6 pupil!
Our prayers are with the pupil and the family, and the St Peter’s community will rally round in the way it does to offer comfort, friendship and support during what will be a long process of recovery. Please keep the family in your prayers this weekend and beyond.
I wish you all an enjoyable weekend, with safe enjoyment of an organised public firework display on Saturday if you can drag yourselves away from Strictly!
Mr R Cunningham