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Pupils from St. Monica’s RC Primary School in Flixton come to Mary's aid
10:00am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
Mary Bentley with pupils Francis Shortt, aged nine, and Finlay McCann, aged 10, teacher Mrs Helen Smith and Paula Cochrayne
FLIXTON schoolchildren were an elderly woman’s knights in shining armour when they came to her rescue after she took a fall in her neighbouring garden.
Mary Bentley, 89, of Woodsend Road South, and her husband Stanley, 91, thanked the boys and teachers from St. Monica’s RC Primary School for helping her on March 6.
The boys rallied round to buy flowers and a card and presented Mary with the get-well gifts after she returned to her home from hospital.
Stanley said: “The schoolchildren and teachers were so very very good and came round the next day to see how she was.”
Mary was throwing a football back over her fence next door to St. Monica’s RC Primary School when she slipped and fell in her garden.
The boys, Francis McCann and Finlay Shortt, noticed her fall when they went outside to collect their coats and rushed to the school to raise the alarm.
Headmistress Louise Davies said: “It gave the boys a bit of a fright but they came flying back into the school.
“I am so proud of the boys, they reacted so quickly.”
Two teaching assistants, Paula Cockrayne and Helen Smith, came to Mary’s aid and stayed with her until the ambulance came.
Stanley, who was asleep at the time of the incident, said: “The first thing I knew about it was when a teacher came round to the house and told me.
“I was wondering where she had got to.”
Mary sustained a head injury but has been given the all clear by doctors and is currently recuperating at home.