Counselling for pupils who saw accident

RICHARD BATSON School friends who saw a pupil badly injured in a road accident in her home village have been given counselling.

RICHARD BATSON

School friends who saw a pupil badly injured in a road accident in her home village have been given counselling.

The 12-year-old girl from Paston in north Norfolk was hurt when crossing the road on Wednesday morning, and is now being treated Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

The family from Chapel Road, Paston, are currently at her bedside, but the identity of the injured girl has not been released by the police.

Today, North Walsham High School had two visiting counsellors talking to youngsters including those upset by seeing the accident.

A spokeswoman said the news was first broken to an assembly on the morning of the accident, and a member of staff had an “open door” to talk to any concerned pupils.

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The school had then contacted the education authority's critical incident team, which sent counsellors to the school.

“We are hoping for good news when we come back after the half term holiday,” she added.