Lea Manor pupil airlifted to hospital after falling ill during PE lesson

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A pupil at Lea Manor High School was airlifted to hospital after falling ill during a PE lesson at the school this afternoon.

Headteacher Amanda Simpson, at the Northwell Drive school said: “I was sorry to be informed that one of our Year 11 pupils fell ill suddenly during a PE lesson earlier this afternoon at Lea Manor Recreation Centre.

“Trained staff performed emergency treatment at the scene until an air ambulance arrived. Our thoughts are with the pupil and all those affected at this time.”

The East of England Air Ambulance called at the school at 12.16pm along with a community first responder, ambulance, and two paramedic officers.

The pupil was escorted by a critical care paramedic and lifted to the L&D Hospital by air ambulance where they remain in a serious condition.