hildren concerned in a coach crash that killed two individuals are being supplied specialist psychological well being help and college employees are accompanying them on buses, a headteacher has stated.
West Kirby Grammar College pupil Jessica Baker, 15, and coach driver Stephen Shrimpton, 40, died after the college bus overturned on the northbound M53 close to junction 5 at Hooton, Cheshire, at round 8am on Friday.
4 youngsters who have been taken to hospital – together with a 14-year-old boy whose accidents are stated to be life-changing – are in steady circumstances, Merseyside Police stated.
The headteacher at Calday Grange Grammar College, one of many faculties the bus was taking youngsters to, has stated returning pupils confronted a “troublesome day” within the wake of the tragedy.
“To start with we now have employees travelling on the buses, we thought that was vital,” Stephen Grey instructed BBC One’s Breakfast programme on Monday, outlining the help being supplied.
“There can be clearly angst about travelling to high school within the first place.
“So we’re working with West Kirby when it comes to staffing the buses.
“Additionally, we now have the police on website all week with us.
“Now we have specialist psychological well being help coming in from the NHS, and we even have our personal employees as properly.”
Requested how all people is coping, Mr Grey added: “I believe within the circumstance they’re managing rather well.
“It by no means ceases to amaze me, the human spirit actually.
“I used to be there on Friday on the clearing station the place they have been taking the casualties and there’s an actual sense of togetherness and clearly coping with the scenario and folks actually have been implausible and caught collectively to work via it.
“So we envisage it being a troublesome day, it was a troublesome day (on) Friday.”
He stated all people is “pulling collectively” in response to the incident, by which 58 folks have been concerned.
Mr Grey stated the college is providing help to the pupils injured within the crash.
Requested for an replace on the situation of a pupil who suffered “very unhealthy accidents”, he stated: “I consider, properly it’s a troublesome scenario. I can’t actually, you understand, go into an excessive amount of element on that.
“We’ve heard from the household over the weekend. We despatched our greatest needs. However it’s very troublesome.
“Clearly, two folks have misplaced their lives sadly. After which clearly, as you have been saying there, two college students have been been badly injured, one significantly so.
“It’s very troublesome however we’ll keep up a correspondence with the household and provide no matter help we are able to.”