Top grammar school fined after shot put event calls another ambulance

The Mail is reporting that a grammar school fined £10,000 after a pupil was hit in the head during a shot put event had to call another ambulance to the premises after a boy ran into a wall during a 100m sprint…

Governors of the Judd School in Tonbridge, Kent, admitted failing to ensure the safety of a 14 year-old boy who nearly died from head injuries after being hit with a metal shot. 

But less than a week after the case was heard by magistrates, paramedics returned to the school when a 12 year-old pupil reportedly ran into a wall following a 100 metre sprint.

The year eight pupil had to be treated at the scene and then taken to hospital after being injured after he ran into a wall at the prestigious school at about 1pm last Friday, headmaster Robert Masters confirmed. 

The boy suffered a bang to his forehead and was taken to Pembury Hospital in Tunbridge Wells, a South East Coast Ambulance spokesman said. He is no longer in hospital.

Days earlier Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court heard the school failed to follow its own safety guidelines during a PE lesson last June where a pupil, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was hit on the back of the skull during a shot put event.

Pupils were taking part in six field sports on June 20 last year.

The lesson included discus, triple jump, long jump, javelin, hurdles and the shot put.

But health and safety guidelines say the 1,000-pupil school should have had a maximum of four sports, with just one throwing event, going on at the same time…

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