Fundraising page set up for family of pupil who fell down stairs at Jane Austen College
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A JustGiving page has been set up for the family of the student who was seriously injured after he fell down the stairs at Jane Austen College in Norwich.
The page is aiming to raise £5,000 for the mother of the pupil and it states that she has had to give up her job as a support worker to care for her son full time following his fall at the school on Monday afternoon.
Her son was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge – a specialist trauma and head injury centre in the region- where he remains in a very serious condition.
So more than £700 has been raised for the single mum, who has two other children.
A member of the family said: 'We are very grateful for all of the support and messages and we just want people to continue praying.'
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It is understood the pupil fell down a stairwell and sustained serious head injuries at the Colegate school at about 3.30pm on Monday.
The Health and Safety Executive were informed of the incident and the critical incident team from Norfolk County Council's children's services department also visited the school to support students.
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A letter has been sent home to parents updating them on the pupil's condition and advising them children should be attending school as usual.
The letter read: 'A student was admitted to hospital on Monday afternoon, following an accident at the school.
'The student was admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital, and remains in a very serious condition. Our thoughts are with him and his family. We are making sure that fellow students have the support they need both immediately and in the days ahead.
'We are very grateful for the quick response and professionalism of the ambulance service, air ambulance, and police, and the ongoing care from hospital staff.
'Parents are advised that students should attend as usual and that we will be following a normal timetable.'
• To make a donation visit the Just Giving page.